Top 10 Most Famous Native Americans

6. Pocahontas

Pocahontas or Motoaka or Rebecca Rolfe was a Virginia Indian. According to a legend, she saved the live of John Smith in early 17th century and eventually married John Rolfe, a tobacco planter. The Rolfe family traveled to London in 1616 and Pocahontas became something of a celebrity when she presented the life of her people in the English society. One year later, Pocahontas returned to Virginia with her husband, but she became gravely ill. She died in a young age of 22, in her husband’s arms. Her name is currently used in various products, landmarks and places in the US.