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An Indian Princess in American History
by Stelio R. Cro
“Xo! Xo!,” the voice of a young girl preceded the appearance of a big white husky, obviously a pup, with paws disproportionally large in relation to the rest of the body, galloping at full speed in order to chase the ducks splashing in the stream. The maiden, unable to keep from laughing, her toned muscles scantily clad in deer skin, did not hesitate to dive into the cold water, raising a myriad of sparkles in the morning light. With two powerful strokes she reached the dog and grabbed him by the neck, pulling him underwater for a moment, after which they both emerged, she still laughing and spitting while the dog licked her face and emitted half barks intermittently. “Xo! Xo!” she repeated using the phrase that in the Algonquian language of the XVII century meant calling a dog. The animal was suddenly aware of a movement in the woods, sniffing the air with his black nose, and oblivious of the ducks splashing in the water. A war party of about four hundred braves was running along the trail on the side of the stream, probably on another raid against the English settlement at Jamestown, on the Chickahominy River, about thirty miles from Powhatan, below the falls. Pocahantas restrained with difficulty her large puppy who wanted to run after the new arrivals, some of whom, recognizing the princess, yelled “Sa kir winkan?”, meaning “Are you well?”; and she repeated several times “Kupi, Kupi”, meaning “yes, yes”. As quickly as it had appeared, the war party disappeared, swallowed up by the lush vegetation of a Virginia summer. The young maiden observed the slight movement of the branches, stirred by the warriors’ passing. She squeezed the water from her hair and with a sudden movement tossed it over her shoulders. The action was un-self-consciously feminine and her strong young body and well-formed limbs showed that she was no longer a child in spite of her playful nature. As the favorite daughter of Powhatan, she would soon play an important role in the tribe and her father was carefully preparing her for that time.
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