History Uncovered

Episode 33 - Pocahontas

November 11, 2021

In 1995, Disney released Pocahontas, a film about a doomed whirlwind romance between a Native American woman, Pocahontas, and an English colonist, John Smith. But although both Pocahontas and John Smith were real people, the film takes some definite liberties with the facts of Pocahontas's life. 

Though she is best known as a Disney character today, the real-life story of Pocahontas is even more captivating than what appeared in the film. 




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