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"They tooke Pocahuntis (Powhatans dearest daughter) prisoner, a matter of good consequence to them, of best to her, by this meanes being come a Christian, & married to Master Rolfe, an English Gentleman." The Indians concealed her real name of 10 (1902): 134-38. edition to note her baptism and marriage, as well as the Indian reason for concealing her real name.
Rolfe's rosy picture of Virginia in 1616 was obviously meant to re-energize the flagging fortunes of the Virginia Company in London on the trip that brought Pocahontas to London as well. If this letter is genuine, it contains the first description of "the" rescue, though there is no indication it was publicly known in 1616. In it, we learn that Pocahontas (now described as "a child of twelve or thirteen years of age" when he knew her) not only rescued Smith more than once but was instrumental in saving the entire colony from starvation. Captain Argall conspired with the Indians to trick Pocahontas into captivity. [engraving] [View Images: engraving] [The capture of Pocahontas] was a premier, richly illustrated multi-volume collection on voyages and travel and contains three images from the Pocahontas story.