from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Pocahontas 1595?-1617. Powhatan princess who befriended the English colonists at Jamestown and is said to have saved Capt. John Smith from execution by her people.
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- n. A Native American woman.
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- n. a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)
It was selected by judges at the Invention Convention to advance to the regional contest in Pocahontas, where it was chosen to be displayed at the Iowa State Fair this past summer.
Boucher called Pocahontas the most unique town of the 100 in his district and touted its potential for tourism development.
But the name Pocahontas does not indicate that she was wise or unwise, learned or unlearned, tall or short, old or young.
"Do you call Pocahontas a hero?" asked King, quizzically.
Whenever it became necessary to speak of Pontiac, I found it almost impossible to remember the name; but the name Pocahontas would invariably come to my mind in its stead.
Tekakwitha, who took a vow of chastity as a young woman, is the official patron of American Indians, and has been called the "Pocahontas of the Catholic Church" by Italian media.
All this would be well and good enough, in its ecofable, "Pocahontas" - esque way, but for the fact that Cameron is the wrong man to be making a film celebrating the virtues of pre-technological societies.
Video: 'Pocahontas' - 'Avatar' Script & Trailer Mashup
Jimmy Spence, paying no attention to the accusations of the girl, gave the war-whoop which had formerly been so effective in the second act of "Pocahontas" -- in which Jimmy had enacted the noble savage -- and then he danced a jig that had done service in "Colleen Bawn."
I saw no animals killing the shit out of humans in Pocahontas and not once did I feel the kinds of emotion in Pocahontas that I did in Avatar.
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