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Synonyms for Pocahontas

a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)

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Leiblong, hired to run the Bank of Pocahontas after a painful regulatory intervention in 2003, became a mentor.
In 1964, my wife and I and our family moved home from Omaha to Pocahontas to farm with my father and brother.
The chap suggested I hang a right on Route 219 to traverse Pocahontas County if I really wanted to experience beauty.
The local Dollar Store sells coloring books that offer the story of Pocahontas in bold outlines.
As a child, Pocahontas knew the 17th-century English settlers in Virginia, and she became close to Captain John Smith, who had been adopted by her father.
To commemorate this event, WGBH Boston Video has released (8/21/07) a DVD entitled Pocahontas Revealed.
Then] Pocahontas, the King's dearest daughter, when no plea [of hers] could prevail, got Smith's head in her arms, and laid her own upon his to save him from death .
Apparently Custis's play also left an indelible mark on young Charlotte Barnes, because the future playwright and actress reintroduced the Pocahontas tale to audiences in Philadelphia nearly twenty years later.
It offers a close reading of popular children's films--including A Little Princess, Harry Potter, Home Alone, Jumanji, Matilda, Pocahontas, The Indian in the Cupboard, and Toy Story--highlighting the movies' contradictions, notably the inconsistency between a conception of children as little adults and nostalgia for a lost world of childhood innocence.
The little Hinds County community of Pocahontas has roots deep below its red clay soil and wings high above the treetops.
Kthleen Kudlinski's MY LADY POCAHONTAS (0761452931, $16.
Terrence Malick, en un tiempo profesor de filosofia en el MIT, traductor de Heidegger al ingles, cineasta ocasional con cuatro peliculas en su haber a lo largo de tres decadas, halla en la leyenda del idilio de la princesa indigena Pocahontas con el capitan John Smith, fundador de la colonia inglesa de Jamestown (1607) en Estados Unidos, el motivo para desplegar su vision poetica acerca del mito del encuentro entre el viejo y el nuevo mundo.
TERRENCE Malick draws inspiration from the legend of John Smith and Pocahontas for this epic 17th-century historical drama.
STORY John Smith (Farrell) and English explorers arrive in the New World in the 1600s, and Smith against all odds finds himself drawn to the young Pocahontas (Kilcher).