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Counter Narrative Resources
Here is a selection of several resources that effectively complicate the Pocahontas master narrative. These books and article offer a variety of approaches for helping children begin to think about how the character of Pocahontas they learned about from Disney is not the person Pocahontas from history, how stories of history can be dramatically different based on who is telling the story, power dynamics at play in the construction of history narratives, and why changing Pocahontas’ history in the ways of the master narrative is so harmful.
Select a book to learn more about how it can be used for highlighting Pocahontas counter narratives.
The Powhatan: The Past and Present of Virginia’s First Tribes
The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History
Dr. Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow and Angela L. Daniel “Silver Star”
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