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Pocahontas: The unknown and underestimated hero of central VirginiaHeroes of Richmond: Four Centuries of Courage, Dignity, and Virtue (2015)
The purpose of this chapter is to dispel some of the false perceptions of Pocahontas and elaborate on her many acts of selflessness during the early colonization of Virginia. These actions added up to a meaningful life of heroism. Through the use of various scholarly articles and sources, we can attempt to understand her heroism as it pertains to her relationship with the English colonizers sent by the Virginia Company. Pocahontas’ contributions to the heroic history of Richmond largely go unnoticed, but it is this chapter’s aim to bring her and all of her varied accomplishments into the light. Without her guidance and knowledge, the state of Virginia would not exist as it does today.
- Pocahontas heroism,
- Richmond heroes
Citation InformationMeghan N Dillon. "Pocahontas: The unknown and underestimated hero of central Virginia" Heroes of Richmond: Four Centuries of Courage, Dignity, and Virtue (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott_allison/56/