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. 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.
Pocahontas might be a household name, but the true story of her short but powerful life has been buried in myths that have persisted since the 17th century. Born about , her real name was Amonute, and she also had the more private name Matoaka. Pocahontas was the favorite daughter of Powhatan, the formidable ruler of the more than 30 Algonquian-speaking tribes in and around the area that the early English settlers would claim as Jamestown, Virginia. Years later—after no one was able to dispute the facts—John Smith wrote about how she, the beautiful daughter of a powerful native leader, rescued him, an English adventurer, from being executed by her father.
In addition, the film shows Pocahontas and Captain John Smith meeting not too long after he arrives to Jamestown. According to the Historic Jamestown site, the two groups did not meet until a few months after the English arrive to Jamestown in the spring. This is where the stories of Pocahontas, and John Smith come together.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. After reading this poem, many people may wonder if the relationship between Pocahontas and John Rolfe was romantic, or merely convenient. Throughout the poem, the tone reveals a sense of resentment from Pocahontas towards her husband as she explains how she taught him a way of life in the land he was unfamiliar with.