The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History

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Countless Schoolchildren have heard the tale of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Now, for the first time in 400 years, the Native voice rings out, revealing the true account of Pocahonta's life and the tragic events surrounding her capture.

Available in paperback only.  The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History. by Dr. Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow and Angela L. Daniel "Silver Star."  2007.  138 pages

From the Sacred History of the Mattaponi Reservation People, "We invite you into our world that you might begin to know us for who we are."

Countless Schoolchildren have heard the tale of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, and movies and books have long perpetuated the English-colonists' version of the story. Now, for the first time in 400 years, the Native voice rings out, revealing the true account of Pocahonta's life and the tragic events surrounding her capture.

This significant book shares the sacred and previously unpublished oral history of the Mattaponi tribe, one of the original tribes of the Powhatan chiefdom encountered by the Jamestown founders. Passed down from generation to generation, The True Story of Pocahontas contains powerful gems of Powhatan knowledge that will awaken the truth seeker in all of us.

The book compares tribal oral history with the colonial written record. Sometimes the oral history is verifies or adds subtle but important nuance to the written record, other times it clearly demonstrates how the written record could not possibly be true. In the end, TheTrue Story of Pocahontas is shocking and disturbing, even more so given the fairy-tale version most of us were taught.