Who was the first Native American to be honored on a U.S. stamp?
Pocahontas was a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. She saved the life of Colonist John Smith in 1607, who was being held captive by her tribe by placing her head upon his own at the moment of his execution. Numerous places and landmarks in the United States have been named after Pocahontas. In 1907, Pocahontas was the first Native American to be honored on a U.S. stamp. Her story has been romanticized over the years, and she is a subject of art, literature, and film.
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