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Welcome to a daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

May 31, 2012

Pocahontas At Jamestown Island, Virginia



This 1922 statue of Pocahontas stands outside the fort at Jamestown Island. As you can see, her hands are often held during photo shoots with tourists as they are shiny rather than tarnished green.

She was born in about 1595. Captain John Smith credits her with twice saving his life. While she was a frequent guest in 1608, before tensions grew, in 1613 she was kidnapped and held at Jamestown.  In 1614, she married John Rolfe which helped relations between the Native Americans and settlers. She died in England in 1617 and is buried at St. George's Church in Gravesend, England.

11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Nice. Her face is susprising.

GrandmaK said...

Lovely picture. Really a beautiful sculpture!!! Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

Mystic Meandering said...

Wish I had seen her statue while we were there. She's beautiful. And I love that her hands and forearms look real. I didn't realize that she had been buried in England! Great photo.

Theanne said...

nice photo!

Robert Geiss said...

The change in colour of her hands makes her look somehow alive. Great picture. Thank you for teaching me about her. Please have a good new month.

Cheri said...

Great photo, very interesting post!

Michelle said...

This statue seems so life like with her hands as they are.

Mamabug said...

She's quite lovely; I would love to hold her hand too if I could.

42N said...

Thanks for posting that. After visiting a few years ago I put together this Pochantas tribute on YouTube (link below.) That's me at the end hanging on to Poca. My wife held her hand better. What a great place the dig is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TExAaZuGDkM

Cezar and Léia said...

She is beautiful! :)
Léia

Pat Tillett said...

Her life story is a very interesting one. I can only imagine what must have been going through her mind when we got to England...

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