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It was an embarrassing scene, at least for those of us not experts in American politics. It seems that Donald Trump used an event to honor Navajo veterans to take a dig at a political opponent.   There’s probably a sub story, perhaps even some sort of mitigation – but surely the world deserves better from the President of the United States of America?

So our US readers will probably be familiar, but here’s a little introduction into the story of Pocahontas.

Individuals are knowledgeable about Pocahontas story – that the Native American princess who fell in romance with English John Smith during the height of battle between the settlers and the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas. Disney published a beautiful movie showing the events which unfolded between Pocahontas and John Smith. Though Disney is known for producing fictional tales, many people considered that Disney’s accounts of the existence of Pocahontas was a real reflection of previous events: the romance between Pocahontas and John Smith, the valiant Pocahontas revealed when saving John Smith’s life, and also the tragic end when John Smith returned into England for medical treatment.

The story has of course has been covered on TV and in films as well as the aforementioned movie.  There have been some fascinating programmes made about Pocahontas in particular on British TV – which are worth checking out.  You can access the main programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – you will need to hide your IP address though by using a VPN like this.

This representation is a departure from the life of Pocahontas, and from the events that happened. Disney produced an incorrect and romanticized portrayal of Pocahontas life. It is considered that Pocahontas was born into a Powhatan chief about 1595. Pocahontas was a nickname meaning Naughty one or child to the Indian population. In the New World, the English had arrived during the childhood of Matoaka and clashes between the Americans and the colonizers were commonplace. John Smith arrived by ship in Virginia, with a group of about 100 settlers. One day, while exploring that the Chickahominy River, John Smith was captured by one of Powhatan’s hunting parties.

He had been brought to Powhatan’s home at Werowocomoco. In John Smith’s original writing, he said he had a large feast, after that he sat and spoke using Chief Powhatan. Back in a letter written into Queen Anne, John Smith told that the story of Matoaka throwing herself across his body to defend him by execution at the hands of Powhatan. It’s considered which John Smith Had Been a pretentious man who told this lie to gain notoriety.