The True Story of Pocahontas:
The Other Side of History

by Dr. Linwood “Little Bear” Custalow
and Angela L. Daniel “Silver Star”

The True Story of Pocahontas (Fulcrum Publishing)

Fulcrum Publishing (2007). Illustrated with maps and photographs. 138pp. Softcover. 5 x 8 inches. ISBN10: 1-55592-632-5. ISBN-13: 978-1-55591-632-9.


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From the Cover

Countless schoolchildren have heard the tale of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, and movies and books have long perpetuated the English-colonists' version of the story. Now, for the first time in 400 years, the Native voice rings out, revealing the true account of Pocahontas's life and the tragic events surrounding her capture.

This significant book shares the sacred and previously unpublished oral history of the Mattaponi tribe, one of the original tribes of the Powhatan chiefdom encountered by the Jamestown founders. Passed down from generation to generation, The True Story of Pocahontas contains powerful gems of Powhatan knowledge that will awaken the truth-seeker in all of us.



This website is sponsored by Mitchells Publications, Chatham, Virginia, home of Pocahontas' descendant and namesake Matoaka Whittle Sims (1944-1901).