Pocahontas was a Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia
Jamestown, Virginia
Jamestown was a settlement in the Colony of Virginia. Established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 14, 1607 , it was the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, following several earlier failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke...

. She was the daughter of Chief Powhatan
Chief Powhatan
Chief Powhatan , whose proper name was Wahunsenacawh , was the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia at the time English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607...

, the head of a network of tributary tribal nations in Tidewater Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote that may or may not be true, she is said to have saved the life of Indian captive John Smith in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him.

Pocahontas was captured by the English during Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613, and held for ransom.

He wants me to be steady, like the river... [two otters burst out of the water] but it's not steady at all.

What you mean is, not like you.

[singing] But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew.

If you kill him, you'll have to kill me, too!

Flit doesn't like strangers.

[to Pocahontas] I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.

[Pulling Meeko out of his bag] Is this bottomless pit a friend of yours?

[referring to Grandmother Willow] What do you say to a tree?

Don't you think we're getting a little old for these games?