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The Resume

    (1595-March 21, 1617)
    Birth name is Motoaka
    Famous for her supposed love affair with colonist John Smith
    Married tobacco grower John Rolfe
    Daughter of Powhatan, leader of the Alogonquian Indians

Why she might be annoying:

    Much of what Americans think they know about her are urban legends.
    John Smith probably made up the whole story of their love affair.
    She married an Englishman, even though the English were destroying her people.
    She was known to be an obnoxious trouble maker.
    Her death caused more tension between the Native Americans and English colonists.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was a lively teenager and sometimes did naked cartwheels in front of Jamestown.
    She was once kidnapped and held for ransom by the English.
    She tried to promote peace.
    Her marriage to John Rolfe caused temporary peace between colonists and Native Americans.
    She died of pneumonia on sail to England.

Credit: Ratman

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 23 Votes: 91.30% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 10 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 13 Votes: 7.69% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 51 Votes: 45.10% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 30 Votes: 23.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 172 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 34 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 67 Votes: 47.76% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 409 Votes: 51.34% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 877 Votes: 19.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 37 Votes: 45.95% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 169 Votes: 35.50% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 82 Votes: 35.37% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 154 Votes: 44.16% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 157 Votes: 42.68% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 434 Votes: 45.85% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 535 Votes: 41.50% Annoying