Here are 15 interesting facts about the life of Powhatan princess, Pocahontas. 1. Pocahontas was born in Werowocommoco, Virginia, about 20 miles from Jamestown, and home of her father, Powhatan, who was chief of over 30 tribes. 2. Pocahontas’s mother died after she was born and Pocahontas soon became her father’s favorite child. Powhatan.
Captain John Smith's Capture by Powhatan Powhatan captured and imprisoned John Smith in late 1607 and according to one account, threatened to have him killed. However, within a month, Smith was free, back in Jamestown, and had concluded a deal by which Powhatan would provide the colonists with food.