Kidnapping of Pocahontas

Kidnapping of Pocahontas (HMSS)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Country: United States of America

N 38° 22.529', W 77° 27.087'

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Near here, Pocahontas visited friends among the Patawomecks on the Potomac River in April 1613. Capt. Samuel Argall saw an opportunity to capture Pocahontas and exchange her for English prisoners held by her father Chief Powhatan. Argall sought out Iopassus, the chief of the Indian town of Passapatanzy. After Argall made veiled threats, Iopassus obtained permission from his brother the Patawomeck district chief to aid Argall. Iopassus had one of his wives insist that Pocahontas accompany her on a tour of Argall's ship. Once aboard, Pocahontas was detained, the ship departed, and she was held captive elsewhere in the colony. During negotiations for her exchange, Pocahontas married John Rolfe in 1614.
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HM NumberHMSS
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Marker NumberE-48
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285856 N 4250322
Decimal Degrees38.37548333, -77.45145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.529', W 77° 27.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 31.74" N, 77° 27' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1012-1046 U.S. 1, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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