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Pocahontas Biography – The Life of the Celebrated Native American

Pocahontas was a Native American, who is known for her assistance to the colonial settlers in the United States of America. The life of Pocahontas was illustrated in a movie, which depicted her life in front of today's generation.

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Pocahontas Biography - The Familiar Native American

Born around 1595 near Virginia, Pocahontas was the Native American princess and the daughter of chief Powhatan. Her fame is based on helping the English settlers in the Jamestown Colony. She is also famous for her marriage to an Englishman John Rolfe, a marriage which is regarded as the first mixed marriage in the U.S. The Pocahontas biography is told of how she saved the life of John Smith and how the two developed a friendship. She supported the colonists and warned them of an upcoming attack. After being captured by Sir Samuel Argall, Pocahontas was used as a bargaining chip in an effort to necessitate the release of English prisoners. It is during her captivity that she decided to become a Christian, giving herself the name Rebecca. Now married, Pocahontas went to England in 1616, where she was viewed as an example of how English ways could be adopted by the Native Americans. After her death in 1617, the Pocahontas biography has been the focus of many films and books.

Pocahontas Movie - Animated Depiction of the Character

The story of Pocahontas was so popular that it attracted many filmmakers, and was finally depicted in an animated movie directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg. Released in 1995, Pocahontas is actually the first Disney animated feature film which is based on a real historic figure. The Pocahontas movie also features a fictionalized account of how she met the Englishman John Smith. The movie was a big success, as it earned more than US$ 140 Million in the U.S and more than US$ 346 Million in the international market. Even though some critics are of the opinion that the Pocahontas movie is not historically accurate, it was well received by the majority of movie critics. The soundtrack of the movie was also quite successful, and it reached number one on the Billboard 200.

Pocahontas Quotes - Words of Wisdom

Pocahontas’ popularity was also increased by her famous quotes. Even in the movie, the viewer’s interest was captured by many wise and interesting Pocahontas quotes that are very inspirational. An example of one of the quotes is, “Good Bye is an easy word to say but try saying it to a friend. If I never knew you, I’d be safe, but half as real, never knowing I could feel.” From this quote, it can be seen that the movie Pocahontas was so full of artistic language, and the viewers are captivated by the flowery language. Many more quotes by Pocahontas have been culturally relevant and are followed avidly by historians and the masses alike.

Written by Nelly Kendrick

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