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    POCAHONTAS Many people know Pocahontas from the Disney movies. They think of her as an Indian girl who wears a mini dress and fell in love with John Smith and thought John Smith had a dog named Percy. First of all Pocahontas didn’t even wear clothes as a kid and never was in love with John Smith. And Percy was actually a colonist who followed John Smith and wrote books about the experiences. and Disney just created this movie for entertainment. Therefore they left out lots of important details

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    Who really was Pocahontas? Was she like the Indian girl in the Disney movie, who saved her reservation? Yes and no. She was an Indian of the Algonquian Indians. Her father was Powhatan, the chief. Her original name, however was in fact, Matoaka. But Pocahontas mean “playful, frolicsome little girl” and so they nicknamed her that.      The meeting and capturing of her acquaintance, and possible first love, John Smith, was in fact true. But, the saving of him may be as made up and make believe as

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    permanent peace is impossible”(Hassan Nasrallah). In Pocahontas, created by Disney, Pocahontas, the main character, meets John smith which is part of a group of men that have arrived on her home in Virginia. These men want to take over her home because they believe there is gold and believe the Natives are “Savages”, but conquering the Natives home isn’t possible when Pocahontas and John Smith fall in love. When John Smith is about to be executed, Pocahontas comes to the rescue and saves John Smith which

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    Pocahontas, whose real name was Matoaka, was daughter of Powhatan, an important chief of the Algonquian Indians (the Powhatans) who lived in the Virginia region in the 1600s. While she is known for one of the most important decisions she made later in her life, the life she led before that is can be considered somewhat normal. A young girl, around twelve, Pocahontas was already introduced and aware of the world around her. English settlers arrived at Jamestown, or America, and almost immediately

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    Pocahontas was a Powhatan Native American, born circa 1595; she was made famous for her involvement with the English Colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia (Biography.com). Pocahontas saved Englishman John Smith. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan the leader of the Algonquian groups and chiefdoms in Tidewater Virginia. Her mother’s identity is unknown. Pocahontas probably had several names, early in life she was known as Matoaka, but later she was called Amonute. Pocahontas was probably

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    Pocahontas Introduction [1] Disney’s Pocahontas has understandably received a lot of flak about the historically inaccurate story that is told about the legendary Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. There is a good reason for that. The movie does little that can be construed as historically accurate, yet Disney claims that was never their intent. Disney, in their previous movies, has been attacked for being racist and unsympathetic to racial minorities. Their answer was a movie whose sole

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    Pocahontas For more than two centuries since the death of the Indian princess Pocahontas, legends and stories of romance have been imbedded into our minds, but her dramatic life was more important to the creation of a segment of American history than legend. Around the year of 1595, Pocahontas was born to chief Powhatan, the powerful chief of a federation of Algonquian Indian tribes who lived in the tidewater region of Virginia (Sahlman). She was but one of the many children of Powhatan, who

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    and the white man as the Indians. This unborn child would become a huge part of colony history between the Indians and the English; this child was to be recognized in history by many different names the most famous name would be Pocahontas. The book I read was about Pocahontas by Grace Steele Woodward. This book covers many different subjects in Pocahontas’s life. The book begins with a background of The Powhatans, Pocahontas’s people. She was not just a little Indian girl but the daughter of a very

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    Pocahontas vs Pocahontas Disney’s Pocahontas won numerous awards for its animation and music. It won two Academy Awards for ‘Best Music, Original Song’ and ‘Best Musical, Original song’. It won a Golden Globe for ‘Best Original Song-Motion Picture’ and won an Annie for ‘Best Animated Feature’. A positive aspect of the film is the way Disney shows Pocahontas as a peacemaker. She helps the Powhatan Indian Tribe and English settlers form somewhat of a civilized relationship. I enjoyed most of the songs

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    “POCAHONTAS AND THE POWHATAN DILEMMA” Camilla Townsend History is usually written from the perspective of those doing the writing. In the case of Pocahontas, we do not have any of her written words and must rely on those of the colonists. Obviously, rich white men, supposedly religious and “doing the right thing”, trying to project themselves in the best possible light, will write stories that are just not true. What is unfortunate is that these stories go down in history as true, not folklore

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