English meets native

You might recall the old story of Pocahontas, the young Native American girl who saved the life of the English settler John Smith, who was about to be executed by the girl’s father, a chief named Powhatan. Sometime before this incident, relations between the Native Americans and the Jamestown settlers had been warmer, and at some point the English had presented Powhatan with one of the domestic cats they had brought from England. Powhatan and the other Native Americans were intrigued by the cat, which resembled the American bobcats but was, of course, amazingly tame.
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