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(Mataoha; Matoaka; ca. 1595–1617). Am. Indian princess; b. Virginia; daughter of Powhatan, Algonquian chief; allegedly saved life of John Smith (1580–1631; pres. Jamestown, Virginia, colony 1608–09); bap. name Rebecca; married John Rolfe 1614; d. Eng. See also Indians, American, 3.

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