Pocahontas as a Traitor: For one child, the story of Pocahontas inspired pride — and anger

Feb 15th, 1995 | By | Category: 6-4: New Respect for Indian History, Features
By Sherrole Benton

The author recounts her introduction to Pocahontas and further study later. “As I read the many historical documents, dissertations, literary analyses and essays about Pocahontas and her life story, I began to understand the mythical qualities European authors attributed to her. I also began to see the comical misinterpretations European writers had of some Indian traditions, adoption ceremonies, and especially women’s ceremonies.” TCJ PAID CONTENT


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