Pocahontas statue, Jamestown, VA
Pocahontas statue, Jamestown, VA



See Grade 5.7 for more on relationships between Europeans and native people in colonial Virginia

For background, see


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Pocahontas: Comparing the Disney Image with Historical Evidence, Social Studies and the Young Learner, 18(4), 2006.

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See also "The Pocahontas Myth" by Chief Roy Crazy Horse, written as a response to a Disney Movie about Pocahontas and John Smith.

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John Smith also wrote to Queen Anne of Great Britain in 1616 advocating on behalf of Pocahontas and that testimony can be viewed here.

Jamestown Primary Sources from the Library of Congress


Captain John Smith
Captain John Smith

See also, Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe, 1613 from the Library of Congress.

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Multimedia Resources


The Myth of Pocahontas from PBS Learning Media

The True Story of Pocahontas as NOT Told by Disney

Pocahontas Movie (1995)


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Pocahontas Movie Poster


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Lesson Plans

See this site, for lesson plans about Pocahontas and other areas of American history.

Pocahontas: Myth and Misrepresentation