Florence Chica North with part of the display of native American culture at St Mary’s Church in Heacham.

A West Norfolk church celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an exhibition about Pocahontas.

St Mary’s Church in Heacham held the event, which attracted visitors from Norwich and Cambridge as well as children from the village school.

Pocahontas was a native American who famously saved Englishman John Smith from being killed by her own people.

She later married another Englishman, John Rolfe, and the couple stayed in Heacham Hall when they visited Norfolk two years after their marriage.

The church celebrations included a performance by Anna Mudeka and the African Choir of Norfolk, plus Cuban drumming by Jose Ferrera.

Local artist Florence Chica North displayed a selection of her Native American costumes, artefacts, artwork and glass models.

The event was led by Danny Keen, chairman of Norfolk Black History Month Committee, and attended by Rev Karlene Kerr, the Bishop of Norwich’s adviser for black, Asian and minority ethnic affairs.