"a scorn that Pocahontas might have resented"
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Pocahontas (1595-1617) was a Native American princess who helped settlers in the US state of Virginia.  She converted to Christianity, took the name Rebecca, and eventually married one of the settlers, John Rolfe.

She is said to have saved the life of an English explorer, Captain John Smith, by intervening when her father was about to execute him.