The Story of Pocahontas – Charles Dudley Warner

Looks like Disney needs to check his sources. The chap who wrote this account had a bit of a downer on Captain Smith’s record-keeping, but apart from the frequent jibes at Smith’s erratic memory for dates, it’s quite an interesting story. He makes the interesting point that if Pocahontas hadn’t died when she did, the story would have been a load less romantic as the fashionable types of the time became bored with the Indian princess. As it was she died with her foreign mystique intact, as well as her faith in the goodness of the average Englishman(!)

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