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Pocahontas

Pocahontas - Matoaka - attempts to find the real story in contrast to media images of one of the best-known Native American women.

Pocahontas
A biography of Pocahontas, whose role in the early English settlement of Virginia was key to the survival of the colonists.

Pocahontas Image Gallery
A picture gallery of images of Pocahontas, instrumental in the success of Tidewater area colonial settlements

Pocahontas Saves Captain John Smith from Execution
It's one of the best-known stories in American history: Indian princess throws herself on captive John Smith to save him from her father's order of execution. But is the story true?

Pocahontas Village Found?
Have archeologists found the site of the village made famous in the stories about Indian princess Pocahontas?

Pocahontas
Biography from the "Jamestown Revisited" site, from the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

Pocahontas Sells Cigarettes
A few thoughts about the commercial image of Pocahontas in the latter 19th century.

Pocahontas: Cineaste
Is the Disney film too "politically correct?" In this exploration of that question are some ponderings on the real importance and life of Pocahontas.

Pocahontas: Narratives
A resurgence of Pocahontas literature after the Civil War and how the narrative literature treated Smith's and Rolfe's relationships with Pocahontas.

Pocahontas: Poetry
An analysis of the poetry and literature about Pocahontas in the nineteenth century.

Pocahontas: Race and Gender
Some thoughts on the image of the Indian Princess in early America, and what it said about the European culture that adopted the legend.

Pocahontas: Racial Conciliation
Early twentieth century use of the legend of Pocahontas to teach racial unity and harmony.

The Pocahontas Myth
The Powhatan Renape Nation on the distortions of the Disney myth of Pocahontas. Pocahontas, or Matoaka, was 10 or 11 when she "rescued" John Smith. Later married to tobacco entrepreneur John Rolfe and mother of two daughters, she died in England at 21.

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