I came across this piece of very interesting news the other day. A particular Mulberry tree in England may have actually been planted by Pocahontas! No, really. Most people know the story of Pocahontas, the Native American and Capt. John Smith. Remember the classic Disney animated feature film? Beyond this, did you know that Pocahontas moved to England, converted to Christianity and ran a large estate where it is believed she planted, among other things, this Mulberry tree.
Researchers are planning to use a DNA test to determine if a mulberry tree in England was planted by Native American heroine Pocahontas.