March 17, 2007

Was Pocahontas raped and murdered?

It's hardly Pocahontas:  new exhibits portray Jamestown colonists as killers and rapists[Pocahontas] had a son, Thomas, but she died suddenly at the end of a visit to England in 1617 and was buried at St George's Church in Gravesend. The True Story of Pocahontas, a book written to coincide with the anniversary, claims that she was raped by at least one leading member of the colony and was murdered in England, possibly to prevent her from telling her father what she had learnt during her visit.

The authors, Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow and Angela "Silver Star" Daniel, claim to be descended from Pocahontas's tribe and say the allegations of rape and murder come from "sacred Mattaponi oral traditions".

1 comment:

Marilyn Jackson said...

I am not surprised at all. The European Nation who came to the Native Land that they now called America was notorious then and they are still at this present day. The white man destroyed the Natives way of life by raping their women and young girls such as Pocahontas, boldly stealing their land by drawing up illegal treaties approved by the United States Supreme Court of injustice. It's a shame how the white people in America is allowed to enjoy the fruits of labor from the land of the Natives and the African people who slaved for them for over 400 years.America and the Europe should be divided and given to the Native Americans and the African Nation which includes the Black people in America. Moreover, the cruel treatment of damaging the minds of Black people by changing their name and religion is a crime all by itself. The Native Americans and the African People should have their case of Barbaric Treatment of Humanity tried in the courts of the United Nation. This is the only way that the Native and African Americans would ever attempt to receive Justice!!