Their scheme backfired when Pocahontas died during a whirlwind tour of England.
After a brutal war in 1622, the English drove most Powhatans from the area.
Jamestown higher-ups blessed the nuptials, even though they viewed Indians with contempt.
They saw a big advantage in having an Indian princess (and any male offspring) on their side.
In 1967, the Supreme Court struck down laws banning interracial marriage, opening the way for a change in American demographics.
cs=8cce9d605f&cb=%%CACHEBUSTER%%" ><img src="//ax-d.pixfuture.net/w/1.0/ai? auid=538450735&cs=8cce9d605f&cb=%%CACHEBUSTER%%" border="0" alt=""></a> Four hundred years ago this past spring, North America witnessed its first interracial marriage.
Since her death in 1617, she’s been the inspiration for hundreds of paintings, poems, and plays, not to mention movies and marketing campaigns.
Her rescue of John Smith from execution has become a founding myth of American culture, retold by one generation after another.