The Movie Pocahontas Was Released By Disney Essay

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The movie Pocahontas was released by Disney in 1995, and its sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World three years later. Together the movies depict, to a certain extent, the story of Native American “princess”, Pocahontas. I will watch both movies in their entirety, paying close attention to detail, and take note of how exactly the story is portrayed. Afterwards, I will research as much as I can about Pocahontas and compare it to what is presented in the Disney film. I will then asses why I think, exactly, the filmmakers left out or changed what they did. Due to the fact that I am dealing with a story that involves English colonization, a situation that I know for a fact involved genocide and oppression of the natives, I suspect that most of my findings will lead me to believe that Disney changed the story in a way that makes it as innocent as possible. There are a few historical inaccuracies in the movie that I am already aware of and plan on questioning. Why doesn’t the movie show more death? Why is her age not accurate in the movie? Why is Pocahontas portrayed as an only child instead of a sibling of 19 other children? I will search the databases EBSCOhost and JStor with the following key words: Pocahontas, John Smith, Jamestown, and Powhatan …. And comb through the results to find which articles offer the most insightful perspectives. Rasmussen, William M.S., and Robert S. Tilton. "Pocahontas." American History 30.3 (1995): 40. Military & Government Collection.

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