What you think about The Black Cauldron? Is it the darkest Disney Movie ever?
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Pocahontas was actually her nickname, which meant “naughty one” or “spoiled child” and indeed she was. Pocahontas (at this time no older than 12) would frequently visit the English, bringing food, and cartwheeling around in front of the English men wearing little to no clothing.
This, only younger and with less clothing
Food grew scarce, and more English arrived by boat. Chief Powhatan grew suspicious and worried of the demands of the English and stopped providing food to them.
The English, desperate for food, arranged a trade of weapons for food; the negotiations went poorly, and Chief Powhatan decided to kill Smith, but Pocahontas escaped and warned him, foiling the plan and dooming her people.
War soon broke out, and in 1613, around the age 15-17, Pocahontas was captured easily, when the English lured her onto a boat to look at fancy trinkets, and it sailed away with her on board.
In captivity, she quickly adopted the ways of the English, taking the name Rebecca and being baptized as a Christian.
She was treated generously, much like a present day Instagram celebrity would be, by the English, who knew her well, and she soon rejected the ways of her people. During a confrontation between English and Powhatan in 1614, Pocahontas was permitted to speak to her people, and told them she preferred living with the English.
That same year, the first American interracial marriage occurred when Pocahontas wed Englishman John Rolfe (again the John Smith fantasy never happened). The following January, Pocahontas gave birth to a son.
The Powhatan were raided and attacked by the English, who killed their Queen and drowned their children in the river. The tribes closest to the English fort were wiped out and never recovered.
When Pocahontas married Rolfe, the two nations ended their warring, giving the English time to build up their forces and eventually destroy the Powhatan. Pocahontas’s father died, and her uncle who took over, was later murdered.
But none of this bothered Pocahontas much, as she was far away in the Dubai of the 1600s, London. She left for England in 1616, where she was treated like a celebrity. Now known as Lady Rebecca Rolfe, she was sent around the country on tours, and attended parties with King James I and Queen Anne.
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