For some reason I feel a deep connection to the Native American’s spirit. Ritu just posted a story about Pocahontas who was buried close to where Ritu lives.
Did you know that we have a true celebrity buried here, in my hometown?
Yup, that there lady you see in the picture? The star of Disney’s Pocahontas? She was no fictitious character but she was a native American girl, caught up in the Anglo-Indian hostilities in the early 1600’s. While captive, she converted to Christianity and became known as Rebecca, and when the chance came to go back home, she decided to stay with the English. She married John Rolfe, who was a tobacco planter, and they moved to England.
When she came over here, she was almost promoted as a ‘Civilised Savage’, by those hoping to get some more investment for their hometown, the Jamestown settlement. She became quite a celebrity, and was even invited to Whitehall Palace for a function!
It appears that they were aboard a ship, bound for Virginia, when she fell…
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