Created By: alnair20aug93 on February 24, 2017 Last Edited By: alnair20aug93 on March 19, 2017
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UsefulNotes.Pocahontas

The Real Life Pocahontas.

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Work In Progress. Needs More Examples. Needs More Hats.

I have noticed that there's no real life biography about her, and shes's in need of a Useful Note to distinguish her real-life self from the Disney character. Please pardon me if there are any errors, whether grammatical or factual, as I am writing and researching this article as best as I can from Wikipedia English and Simple English, Encarta, and what an old-timey folk like myself 23 years old used many eons ago The '90s, an encyclopaedia.


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Portrait of Pocahontas as Lady Rebecca, 1616

Pocahontas (c. 1596 — 21 March 1617) was a Native American princess who was renowned for supposedly rescuing the English explorer Captain John Smith in 1608 and was a peacekeeper between the English settlers and the Powhatan tribe. She was The Chief's Daughter to Pohwatan of the Pohwatan confederacy, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Indians in Virginia. Her name was a nickname meant "playful one", and her personal name was "Matoaka".

According to Captain John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia, published in 1624, in 1608, while helping to establish the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, he was captured by the natives and was set before a stone altar to be killed. Just before his head was about to be bashed, Pocahontas saved his life by holding his head in her arms. While it was considered heroic, many historians are skeptical about the story, which is not found in Smith's detailed personal narrative written at the time. In 1613, Pocahontas was captured by Capt. Samuel Argall and was taken to Jamestown. There, she was converted to Christianity and adapted the name Rebecca. In 1614, with her father's approval, she married a tobacco planter named John Rolfe. Sorry, shippers  Eight years of peace between the Native Americans and the English followed the marriage.

She gave birth to a son Thomas in 1615, and the following year the family went to England. Pocahontas was a sensation in London and entertained King James I and VI, his queen, and his court at Whitehall, where she was given royal honours. To Pocahontas, all these honours pale in comparison to her desire to return to her homeland but, unfortunately, illness struck her while she was preparing to return to Virginia (either tuberculosis, pneumonia, or smallpox were suspected), and she succumbed to it in the spring of 1617. She was buried in the chapel of the parish church in Gravesend. Her son Thomas returned to his mother's homeland and became an important settler; many prominent Virginians, such as the First Lady Edith Wilson, claim to be his descendants.

Media associated with Pocahontas:

Film — Animated

Film — Live Action
  • The earliest film depicting her life was from 1910, titled simply as Pocahontas.
  • Pocahontas and John Smith, a 1924 silent film directed by Bryan Foy
  • Captain John Smith and Pocahontas, a 1953 film starring Antony Dexter as Smith, and Jody Lawrence as Pocahontas.
  • Pocahontas: The Legend, a 1995 Canadian film
  • The New World, a 2005 film directed by Terrence Malick and starring Qorianka Kilcher as Pocahontas, and the film focusing on her life and her role on Jamestown.

Music

Theatre
  • The earliest stage dramatization of her was The Indian Princess; or, La Belle Sauvage, by James Nelson Barker, in 1808, and was based on Captain John Smith's "The Generall Historie of Virginia"
  • A ballet play titled Pocahontas was composed by Elliott Carter in 1938-39 .
Community Feedback Replies: 17
  • February 24, 2017
    Arivne
    According to Useful Notes, in order to qualify Pocahontas would have to be "commonly featured in media".

    Is she?
  • February 25, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    ^ This is why I put Work In Progress.
  • February 25, 2017
    WaterBlap
    For the Disney sequel I'd suggest taking out the YMMV: "** The DirectToVideo sequel, ''[[Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld Journey to a New World]]'' gets slightly more historically accurate, with her going to England, meeting the king, and falling in love with John Rolfe."
  • February 25, 2017
    AmourMitts
    Seems like you're just about directly copying from the Wikipedia article.
  • February 25, 2017
    WaterBlap
    ^It would help if you pointed out the plagiarism (with quotes or something) rather than just implying it.
  • February 25, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    ^^ If I was copying this from Wikipedia, I would've copied the whole article, which is long and over-detailed.
  • February 27, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    @Armor Mitts, some of the texts were copied from Encarta though. Bump.
  • March 1, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    Bump with a "Sorry Shippers" disclaimer.
  • March 3, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    Bump.
  • March 3, 2017
    Lullabee
    "Just before his head was about to be bashed, Pocahontas saved his life by holding his head in her arms." could be potholed to Protected By A Child.
  • March 7, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    Bump.
  • March 7, 2017
    Snicka
    Film Animated:
  • March 14, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    Would you push with all the colours of the bump?
  • March 14, 2017
    59Efra
    There's a small problem: if this page is approved it might go on Main. I suggest to create it through UsefulNotes.Pocahontas instead
  • March 17, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    Bump.
  • March 17, 2017
    Snicka
    I think this is pretty much launchable. And it's namespaced under Useful Notes, so that's not a problem either.
  • March 19, 2017
    alnair20aug93
    OK. I'll launch this at 21 March.
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