Pocahontas is a great Disney flick. I too wanted to paint with all the colors of the wind and run barefoot. I envied her hair. I think John Smith is why I like blondes. It’s a beautifully animated film, but the problems behind it are not so pretty.
First of all, it was awesome that Disney made a movie about Native Americans. BUT it was also terrible because they Disneyfied it to death and not in the best way. What happened between Native Americans and English settlers was not cute or something to sing along to. Pocahontas came out when I was five, and I was pretty appalled when I actually started learning about Native American history. Disney had me thinking something else! Anyway, here are some of the most problematic things with Pocahontas:
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