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So, I did this thing for the Pleasant Plumbobs’ Disney Cas Challenge.

This is the character I made off of “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas. My grandmother actually picked this song because this is the only part she likes from the movie and her mother’s name was actually Pocahontas(they called her Pokey). Pokey never had a last name so I took Pokey’s mother’s last name(Abasha Bae).

So, this is Pokey Bae.

She is a Friend of the World, she is good, loves the outdoors, and loves music.

What Disney Characters would look like as real people

Row 1: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Mother Gothel, Tiana, Charlotte LaBouff, Esmeralda, Frollo, Quasimodo 
Row 2: Giselle, Jane, Tarzan, Cinderella, Belle, Prince Adam (The Beast), Gaston, Jafar 
Row 3: Mulan, Alice, Jasmine, Aladdin, Aurora, Prince Philip, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil 
Row 4: Meg, Hercules, Pocahontas, Snow White, the Evil Queen, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula

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June 22- Behind the History

Pocahontas, later known as Rebecca Rolfe , was known for her association with the colonial settlement of Jamestown, Virgina. 

She was the daughter of Powhatan, the chief of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia. 

In a well-known historical tale, she is said to have saved the life of an Indian captive, Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him.

historians have confirmed this story to be untrue.

Pocahontas was captured by the English during Anglo-Indian disputes in 1613, and held for ransom. During her captivity, she converted to Christianity and took the name Rebecca.

 When the opportunity arose for her to return to her people, she chose to remain with the English. In April 1614, she married tobacco planter John Rolfe, and in January 1615, bore him a son, Thomas Rolfe.

In 1616, the Rolfes traveled to London. 

Pocahontas was presented to English society as an example of the “civilized savage” in hopes of stimulating investment in the Jamestown settlement. She became something of a celebrity, was elegantly fêted, and attended a masque at Whitehall Palace.

 In 1617, the Rolfes set sail for Virginia, but Pocahontas died at Gravesend of unknown causes. She was buried in a church in Gravesend in the United Kingdom, but the exact location of her grave is unknown

Other facts:

  • In writings, Smith described pocahontas as being around the age of 10 when he first encountered her.
  • although a favorite among her father’s children, she was not in line to inherit any position or titles.
  • John smith did not meet pocahontas until months AFTER he was captured by the indian tribe.
  • early histories do tell that every 4 or 5 days pocahontas, with her attendants, would bring provisions and food to the colony and by doing so saved many lives.
  • early histories also show that pocahontas and john smith were never lovers or that she was even old enough to be in a relationship with smith. this is only depicted in fictional accounts.
  • pocahontas was held for ransom for almost a year by the colonists in exchange for the release of english prisoners held by her father and during this time she was raped. Also during this time, she was taught Christianity and English.
  • It is possible that Pocahontas was married to Kocoum until he was killed by the english after her capture.
  • Pocahontas was 22 years old when she died
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Bollywood Actresses as Disney Princesses (1-5/14)

1) Lara Dutta as Jasmine

2) Kareena Kapoor as Esmeralda

3) Priyanka Chopra as Pocahontas

4) Anushka Sharma as Megara

5) Deepika Padukone as Belle

Original photos: Jirka Väätäinen