Postal services in the USA began in the first half of the 17th century. When was the first native American to be on a US stamp ?
The first Native American to be honored on a U.S. stamp was Pocahontas. She was featured on a stamp in 1907 as part of the Jamestown Exposition series. Pocahontas was a Native American woman from the Powhatan tribe who lived in the early 17th century in what is now Virginia. She is known for her role in the early history of the English colony at Jamestown and for her relationship with Englishman John Smith.
Pocahontas was born around 1596 and was the daughter of the Powhatan chief. She was a key figure in the early days of the colony. As such, she helped to establish peaceful relations between the English settlers and her tribe. She is said to have saved the life of John Smith in 1607, when her father was about to execute him.
Then Pocahontas converted to Christianity in 1613 and changed her name to Rebecca. She married John Rolfe and traveled to England with him in 1616. Finally, she died in England in 1617 at the age of 21.
Symbol of hope, courage, and diplomacy
Pocahontas has been celebrated in American history and culture for her role in the early history of America. As a result she was featured on a stamp in 1907, as part of the Jamestown Exposition series. The stamp features a portrait of Pocahontas, along with the words “First American heroine” and “Pocahontas.”
Pocahontas is a symbol of hope, courage, and diplomacy. She is celebrated for her role in fostering peaceful relations between the Powhatan tribe and the English settlers. But also for her efforts to bridge the gap between two vastly different cultures.
Pocahontas continues to be honored and remembered today, not only on the stamp but also in movies, books and artwork and many other places. She is a reminder of the rich cultural heritage of Native Americans and the important contributions they have made to American history.