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Navajo Nation: Trump's 'Pocahontas' Crack 'Unfortunate'

Elizabeth Warren says she couldn't believe it

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she could hardly believe it when President Trump attacked her as "Pocahontas" during a White House ceremony to thank World War II Navajo Code Talkers. "This was supposed to be a ceremony honoring war heroes," Warren tells the Washington Post . "All he... More »

Netflix Changes 'Racist' Summary for Pocahontas

Writer pointed out sexism and stereotypes against Native Americans

(Newser) - Until recently, the Netflix description for the 1995 animated Disney film Pocahontas read like the back cover of a Harlequin novel—and was sexist and racist to boot, a Native American writer asserts, per the Guardian . The original description, seen in a screenshot Adrienne Keene posted on the Native Appropriations... More »

US Recognizes Pocahontas' Tribe—400 Years Later

It's the first Native American tribe ever recognized in the state of Virginia

(Newser) - More than 400 years after Pocahontas is said to have saved British settler John Smith from being killed by her father, Chief Powhatan, her tribe is being officially recognized by the US government. The Pamunkey tribe, which has lived on or near some 1,200 acres in rural Virginia for... More »

Archaeologists Resurrect Key Pocahontas Site

The church where she wed John Rolfe is coming back to life

(Newser) - A group of archaeologists in Jamestown, Virginia, is busy doing the opposite of what one would normally expect: building something new, rather than searching for what once was. Popular Archaeology reports that an effort is underway to rebuild a potion of the church where Pocahontas wed John Rolfe in 1614... More »

Pocahontas Site to Be Preserved for Eternity

It may be Virginia land, but it was once Werowocomoco

(Newser) - A farm field overlooking the York River in Tidewater Virginia is believed to be where Pocahontas interceded with her powerful father Powhatan to rescue English Capt. John Smith from death. But the real story—according to many Virginia Indians, historians, and archaeologists—is that this land was the center of... More »

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