Native Views on Disney's Pocahontas
Criticism of the animated film and links to more discussions on exploitation and

  • N ATIVE O PINIONS ON Pocahontas is this page here? about the movie.

  • -- This is the remnant of the tribe Pocahontas came from.

  • Below: Powhatan and his daughter, Pocahontas.

  • Russ's role model -- Pocahontas's Dad -- was actually named Wahunsonacock.

  • Below: Pocahontas shows John Smith the Grandmother Willow-spirit-tree.

  • Clicking the blue quotes will start download soundbytes of Irene Bedard, (Alaska Native), voice of Pocahontas.

  • WEB STUFF FROM DISNEY Pocahontas --Big imagemap from which you can send Disney comments, visit "Pocahontas Space" (see below) or get the Press Kit (see below).

  • Pocahontas Space turns out to be another menuless imagemap--big and slow-loading--where you can click on the oddly-named "Smokehouse Theatre" for more huge movie frames, from which you have to guess what's supposed to be a picture of a map to return.

  • --Powhatan tells you to do a websearch to re-unite Pocahontas and John at the Grandmother Willow (shown above).

  • Apparently the Pocahontas cartoon character's appearance stems from some girl the Disney team met while doing research in Virginia who claimed to be a descendant, hoo boy.

  • So a lot of additional Pocahontas products have already begun to appear, and we can look forward rather grimly to several years of Pocahontas dolls (with wardrobes, houses, etc.), John Smith dolls, Powhatan dolls, Pocahontas teen fad garments and jewelry, other Indian wearable knockoffs, and thousands of books for young people, the overwhelming majority by non-Indian writers.

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  • Though Powhatan is known today primarily as the father of the highly romanticized heroine Pocahontas, in fact he was a powerful leader who controlled most of eastern Virginia.

  • The marriage of Pocahontas to a prominent settler was meant to ensure peace between the Powhatan and British Empires, but she and her father both died prematurely, and after a few ill-fated attempts at rebellion, the Powhatan Confederacy was destroyed by the British in 1644.

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