Pocahontas was the daughter of the Indian chief Powhatan of the Powhatan tribe. The Indians were hostile to the British party and the chief threatened to kill John Smith, but his daughter Pocahontas rushed to his aid begging her father not to kill him and shielding the Englishman, thus saving his life. There were attempts made to make peace between the Indians and the settlers. Pocahontas fell in love with one of the Englishmen , John Rolfe, and they were given permission to marry in 1614. This was said to be the first "mixed race" marriage in the USA.
They returned to England and settled in Gravesend, Kent and had a child. Pocahontas, who took the name of Rebecca Rolfe, died there and was buried in St George's churchyard.The church was destroyed in a fire, so it is not known exactly where here remains lie but there is a statue to Pocahontas nearby.