What attracted Pocahontas to John Smith?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    According to Smith, his life was spared only through the intervention of Pocahontas, who at the time was around 12 years old. The story took on a romanticized flavor in the 19th century and over the years has been retold as a love story, but there is general agreement that Smith and Pocahontas were not sweethearts.

  • 4 years ago

    Pocahontas married John Wolfe in 1614 at age 19 Rolfe was 33. John Winthrop was 27. In 1607 when they supposedly met John Smith was 27 and Pocahontas 11. While the age difference may not have been much today in an age of short life expectancy (42 years) it would have been important. Pocahontas died in 1617 at age 22. The Pocahontas/ Rolfe marriage appears to have been a love match. Their descendants were known as the 'Red Rolfes" an all remained in the English culture. Relation to Pocahontas was a exemption to the "One Drop rule" of the 1800s. Under this the Rolfe family would have been classified as Native American. However, due to their descendants being in most of the 'good" families of Virgina there was the "Pocahontas exemption"

  • 1 decade ago

    Pocahontas married John Rolfe.

  • 1 decade ago

    thats a myth, pocohontas was never into John Smith.

    Every hollywood movie has the non white girl fall madly in love with the white guy.

    Its a self full filling prophecy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Curiosity.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    his wealth. the real john smith was not a pretty boy like the one in the disney movie

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because she got tired of doing all the natives? he was different, i would assume she needed to change it up a little...

  • 1 decade ago

    His BMW and his nifty cod piece.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    His guns and horses.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    basically supply and demand

    Source(s): LAC
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