Visual Timeline: Pocahontas
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1596 CE - 1617 CE: Life of Pocahontas of the Mattaponi-Pamunkey tribe, daughter of Wahunsenacah, Chief Powhatan, of the region of modern-day Virginia.
1607 CE: Pocahontas meets Captain John Smith at Jamestown.
1611 CE - 1619 CE: John Rolfe's tobacco blend becomes lucrative cash crop; Jamestown investors become rich.
1613 CE: Pocahontas kidnapped and held for ransom by the colonists of Jamestown.
1614 CE: John Rolfe marries Pocahontas; union ends the First Powhatan War.
1614 CE - 1622 CE: Peace of Pocahontas between English colonists and Powhatans; established by the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
1615 CE: Birth of Thomas Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.
1616 CE: John Rolfe and family travel to England on promotional tour for Jamestown.
1617 CE: Death of Pocahontas in England; John Rolfe returns to Jamestown.
1617 CE: John Smith meets Pocahontas again in England.