Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend

The most famous event of Pocahontas’ life, her rescue of Captain John Smith, did not happen the way he wrote it. By Sarah J. Stebbins Introduction Not much is known about this memorable woman. What we do know was written by others, as none of her thoughts or feelings were ever recorded. Specifically, her story[…]

Captain John Smith: From Turkish Slavery to Jamestown

He killed his “owner” and fled slavery before finally returning to England in 1604 and embarking to the New World. By NPS Park Ranger Bill Warder Captain John Smith was an adventurer, soldier, explorer and author. Through the telling of his early life, we can trace the developments of a man who became a dominate[…]