mystery of the indian princess LbNA # 60147
|Placed Date||Nov 20 2011|
|Location||mason neck wildlife refuge, lorton, VA|
|Found By||Night0wl |
|Last Update||Jan 18 2013 |
The mystery of the Indian princess
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
in 14 hundred and ninety-two;
If he had sailed in ninety-three,
he would have sailed, the deep blue sea.
John Smith explored the Potomac green,
From Jamestown to Great Falls and in between.
The natives did not like him much,
Wanted to bash his head and such.
Young Pocahontas cried ‘No way!’
So the Chief let John go on his way.
In 1730, when the new world was being explored and colonized, Captain John Smith sailed north from Jamestown, the first British colony in the New World. Captain Smith traveled north to the land that would later become our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. As Captain Smith explored the Potomac River , a river that flows into the Chesapeake bay, he encountered a native girl named Pocahontas. A popular Disney movie tells the story of Pocahontas and how she saved Captain Smith from execution. But what happened to the Indian Princess after she saved Captain Smith?
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