People/Characters: John Rolfe

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"O, Poisonous Weed!" [short story] by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
Daughter of Eve by Noel B. Gerson
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos
My Lady, Pocahontas by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
The New World [2005 film] by Terrence Malick
Pocahontas by Susan Donnell
Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat by Paula Gunn Allen
Pocahontas: Powhatan Peacemaker (North American Indians of Achievement) by Anne Holler
Pocahontas: The Evolution of an American Narrative by Robert S. Tilton
Pocahontas: The Life and the Legend by Frances Mossiker
Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America by Benjamin Woolley
The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America by Lorri Glover
They Went That-a-Way-- by Malcolm Forbes
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz

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  1. Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation by David A. Price (2003)
  2. Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma: The American Portraits Series (American Portraits) by Camilla Townsend (2004)
  3. Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream by Thomas Hoobler (2006)
  4. A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America by James P. P. Horn (2005)
  5. Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown by Helen C. Rountree (2005)
  6. Sea venture by Kieran Doherty (2007)
  7. The Jamestown Project by Karen Ordahl Kupperman (2007)
  8. The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles by John Smith (1966)
  9. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (2005)
  10. Powhatan's world and colonial Virginia : a conflict of cultures by Frederic W. Gleach (1997)
  11. The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History by Linwood Custalow (2007)
  12. The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture (Civilization of the American Indian Series) by Helen C. Rountree (1989)
  13. Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660 by Cynthia J. Van Zandt (2008)
  14. A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815 by Gregory Evans Dowd (1992)
  15. Jamestown, the Buried Truth by William M. Kelso (2006)

Character description

John Rolfe (c. 1585 – 1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia and is known as the husband of Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy.

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