Nov 24th, 2021
This Thanksgiving episode covers the story of a young Native Powhatan, Pocahontas and the arrival of English colonizers from the Virginia Company. Although the story romanticizes Pocahontas' encounter with John Smith and her legendary saving of his life, the true story of Pocahontas is tragic and dark. This story has historical inaccuracies and racial stereotypes. We also discuss the idea of “good native” and white savior being pushed in the story. With all the problems the story has, one positive message is that it encourages respecting and appreciating nature.