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Pocahontas: My Own Storyby John Smith
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In the early seventeenth century, Captain John Smith led a company of English settlers to found the colony of Jamestown in Virginia. Here is Smith's own account of his adventures there and his relationship with the beautiful Indian princess, Pocahontas.
Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of about thirty tribes of Indians living in Virginia. When Captain John Smith was captured by these Indians in 1607, he was brought before Powhatan, who sentenced him to death. Sixteen-year-old Pocahontas convinced her father to spare Captain Smith's life, thus becoming a friend of the settlers and eventually influencing her father to be friendly, too. Years later, she saved the lives of the entire colony by secretly warning Captain Smith of another intended attack.
This is the original account of Captain John Smith's relationship with Pocahontas that has inspired so many retellings.
About the Author
Aidan Ward and John Smith are partners in Antelope Projects Ltd, a business risk management consultancy with a prime interest in authenticity and trust.
Aidan Ward has a background in large software projects and application architectures. For the last seven years he has run the risk management consultancy business. He works within a network of distinguished specialists in many fields, to bring out issues of trust and risk management in a proper context. Aidan is the author of many papers on the application of risk management insights in particular domains and of the Scimitar Risk Management System.
John Smith moved into retail systems from aircraft engineering, designing and implementing some of the earliest EPOS systems. He has successfully used Antelope's SCIMITAR methodology in business projects in many parts of the world and in many cultures. Its adaptability and the ease with which it accommodates cultural context is a ceaseless source of wonder to him. John is a published author in his own genre, cliche fiction.
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