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I’ve always had a love for Native Americans. It started young, but progressed once I learned that I had some Native American blood in me. I read so many different books about one famous Native American or other, how they used to live, their government and more. I was so fascinated. In fact, my favorite American Girl doll happened to be Kaya, because her story was my favorite and she was a Native American…of course.
Another Native American girl I loved to learn about was Pocahontas.
Perhaps it was the fact that I am a Virginian and that Pocahontas was from this general area and happened to meet John Smith, who was one of the great men who founded Jamestown, which happens to be less than an hour from where I live. Whatever the reason, she always interested me.
And seeing that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I thought I would put together a post with learning resources, in case you might want to learn about it, too.
3 ways to learn about Pocahontas
- The True Story of Pocahontas
- The Double Life of Pocahontas
- Pocahontas: Young Peacemaker
- Pocahontas: The True Story of the Powhatan Princess
- Pocahontas: Girl of Jamestown
These movies are great for the whole family or for young children to watch. I have watched several of these…
- Story of Pocahontas
- Disney Pocahontas (Disclaimer: if you do not like your children to watch movies that has spirits in it, you might not like this video)
- Timeless Tales: Pocahontas
3. activities & trips
- Color pages
- Make a Native American headband
- Make a Chief Hat
- Make a drum
- Dress up like a Native American
- Visit Jamestown (If you live in Virginia or one day travel to Virginia)
- Visit a Native American Museum (Not all areas have these…)
I loved visiting Jamestown the couple times I have gone, because I could envision Native Americans seeing white men for the very first time. I was also able to see the lodges of the Native Americans and do some hands-on learning of what it was like to live like them and then see how the pilgrims lived. Truly fascinating. If you ever get a chance to visit Virginia and are wondering what historical attractions there are, go to Jamestown. *smiles*I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.