"I Am Not Pocahontas"

Pocahontas and John Smith
Washuta, Elissa. "I Am Not Pocahontas." The Weeklings. 4 September 2014.

Disney’s Pocahontas was released in 1995, when I was ten. I had outgrown my Barbies then, but I still added a Pocahontas doll to my retired collection. I knew that she was a fullblood. She communicated with animals and never wore a jacket. She painted with all the colors of the wind. If someone had asked me to explain the difference between my plastic doll and me, I might have said that she was the real Indian and I was the fake one.

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