Women’s History Month – 1 in a series – Pocahontas

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Disney has honored Pocahontas in film, and she is a staple of the public school curriculum and is a symbol of a good Native American. We think we know her, but the events of her life have grown beyond the bounds of history. She has become a myth, one useful in telling a particular version of the American past. Even historians cannot always be sure what is true and what is not when it comes to Pocahontas. In many ways, she is the American version of Eve, the progenitor of a new race of humans and a new destiny for her people and for Euro-Americans. – Volume 1

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Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection Volume One: Precolonial North America To The Early Republic – Dr. Peg A. Lamphier And Dr. Rosanne Welch, Editors

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