He was then taken to Powhatan, who forced him to kneel before him to be executed. Just as Powhatan’s men were about to crack his skull with wooden clubs, Powhatan’s young daughter, Pocahontas, ran and threw her body over Smith’s. She convinced her father to spare his life. Smith was then treated to a huge feast and let go.
She later became a Christian and chose to live with the settlers under the name Rebecca. She married a colonist, but unfortunately died at the age of 22 from some sort of disease. She did have a son named Thomas. Needless to say, she and Captain John Smith were besties throughout her short life.