Pocahontas


Asteroid 4487, Pocahontas, an Amor asteroid, was discovered October 17, 1987 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 2 years, 101 days.

It was named for Matoaka (aka Rebecca Rolfe), better known as Pocahontas (1595?-1617), the daughter of Wahunsunacawh (Powhatan), supreme chief of the Powhatan Chiefdom, a federation of Native American tribes of what is now eastern Virginia. Pocahontas figures prominently in American legend.

Pocahontas


Asteroid Pocahontas seems to have to do with finding out how things are, in need of a "native guide" or acting as one, seeing love or altruism in what is actually self-interest or otherwise misinterpreting a situation. .



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