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Pocahontas: The True Story

Dan Snow's History Hit

06-11-2023 • 32 mins

Despite her being a household name, how much do we really know about Pocahontas? Where did she come from? How old was she? And what was her real relationship with the colonists?


Don is joined for this episode by Camilla Townsend, a Historian of Early Native American and Latin American History at Rutgers University. Camilla is the author of 'Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma' and, most recently, 'Indigenous Life After the Conquest: The De la Cruz Family Papers of Colonial Mexico'.


Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Siobhan Dale. The senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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