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A fresco retelling the legend of how Pocahontas saved Captain John Smith's life

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A Child Keeps the Peace Between Nations
Because she was the daughter of a powerful chief, Pocahontas was an ideal person to help reduce tensions between the Native Americans and the English colonists in Virginia. Her own people loved and respected her, and she made many friends among the newcomers. After John Smith, the Virginia governor, returned to Jamestown in 1608 following his exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, Pocahontas acted as a "go-between," or intermediary. For instance, Pocahontas often brought food and gifts to the colonists. She played an even more important role in relations between the Indians and the colonists. Do you know what else she did?
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