Pocahontas


None know what Pocahontas looks like nor will any know of her true life story. For centuries, fabricated and false portraits of and stories about Pocahontas are created to conceal crimes against humanity committed by Christians of the Church of England.

Before Pocahontas can fully blossom out into life, by age twenty she is repeatedly brutalized and raped by Englishmen of faith in God then murdered by her forced marriage merchantman husband, John Rolfe.

Pocahontas is a daughter of hundreds of children of Chief Wahunsunacawh of the sizable and powerful Powhatan tribe. History books mistakenly label him as "Chief Powhatan". This father of Pocahontas is a "paramount" chief of the "Powhatan Confederacy"; he is the leader, president or governor of a collection of tribes.

His chiefdom is populated by more than thirty tribes spread out over eastern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Region. Those tribes include, Werowocomoco, Nandtaughtacund, Patawomeck, Pamunkey, Cuttawomen along with many others. Tribes of this Powhatan Confederacy call their collective lands, "Tsenacommacah". All are of an Algonquian lineage and speak a relatively common tongue.

Challenging for mainstream Americans to understand, this "Powhatan" is a collective commune in keeping with an Indian tradition of all individual members and families team working for benefit of their tribe. Wahunsunacawh, father of Pocahontas, is called a "Mamanatowick" which, in English, interprets to "paramount chief". Each individual member tribe enjoys a "werowance" - a chief and tribal council. This is a pure autonomous system of governance made successful by cooperation of all tribes led by constant diplomatic efforts of misnamed "Chief Powhatan", father of Pocahontas.

Names of many of those tribes reflect what they are, "growers of food", "hunters of meat", "fish catchers", "clothing makers" and similar activities of life such as making of tools; knives, tomahawks, cutters, bows and arrows. Each tribe sends out their specialty products to other tribes through a common transportation system of footpaths and waterways. Net result is all tribes enjoy vast stores of food, furs, tools and other necessities of survival. Life is comfortable, life is peaceful, life is good.

Indians of the era of Chief Powhatan say he is the, "...goodliest man we ever beheld".

Powhatan enjoys dozens of wives and hundreds of children. He tends to needs and happiness of each and every of his families and all tribes of Tsenacommacah.

Tribes all across America are matriarchal structured; a mother's bloodline determines tribal affiliation. Mother of Pocahontas is of the Mattaponi tribe. Pocahontas is Mattaponi. Mother of her father is Powhatan, he is of this tribe. A mother's bloodline determines tribe and establishes all belongings, wealth, home, land, belongs to a mother's family with no ownership by a husband nor father. A mother keeps all for divorce or death of husband.

This notion of a mother's bloodline is critically important to understand why Chief Powhatan enjoys so many wives, and is equally important to realize why Pocahontas is abhorrently murdered by John Rolfe.

An aspect of diplomatic efforts of Chief Powhatan is marrying women of all those many tribes of their collective commune. This has Powhatan become a family member of each matriarchal tribe, he becomes beholden to each wife's tribe. Doing so equalizes power of each family; all become equal family members. Pocahontas is delighted to have hundreds of half-sisters and half-brothers all of whom love each other.

A typical village of Algonquians of the Powhatan Confederacy. These tribes live in "longhouses" compared to tepees of Northern Plains tribes. Those homes and buildings are semi-permanent while tepees are portable for nomadic tribes who chase the seasons. Powhatan structures are built by women of a tribe. Every three to four years those are taken down then new fresh homes and facilities are made by women.

Do note most tribal members are depicted as nude or partially so.

A longhouse is large and spacious. Typically fifteen to twenty feet in height, a longhouse ranges in length from ten feet to a hundred feet depending on planned usage; living quarters versus food storage. Photograph is of living quarters with raised bed platforms covered with fur pads and fur blankets.

This reminds me of an oft asked question of mine which befuddles Americans, "How many bedrooms in a tepee?" Clearly there are none. Within our Indian culture no topic is taboo, no behavior is taboo and both nudity and sexual behaviors are expected, encouraged and enjoyed. We do not hide anything from our children and others. Traditional Indians, like our family here at home, are not Christians, we do not suffer this idiocy of a Christian falsely fabricated sense of guilt and sin. We are not hypocritical Christians, we are maddeningly truthful and pragmatic Indians.

Since my birth my husband and I share a bedroom and bed on our Oklahoma farm. Since birth of our daughter we enjoy a same tradition, the three of us share a bedroom and bed even today. No topic is taboo, no behavior is taboo, we are common sense well grounded in reality of life. We live by a simple moral rule, "All actions in life have consequences, good and bad." Our family chases after, "The Good".

We traditional Choctaw girls are known for wearing shoulder sashes of certain colors and draped and knotted in certain ways. Always at least one breast is bare. Colors and how worn send signals to our tribal members: "virgin", "ready to marry", "married", "available for nursing" along with many other social cues. This is utilitarian.

A father is tending his infant while mother is off working. His baby is hungry. This father walks around until he spots a Choctaw mother wearing a sash, "available for nursing". His baby is given to this mother, she smiles and enjoys nursing this father's child. All is good. Years back I enjoy nursing over a dozen Choctaw babies, and our baby girl enjoys nursing over a dozen Choctaw mothers. This makes for extra healthy babies.

Algonquian tribes, like Siouan and almost all other tribes of America, much prefer simple nudity. Clothes are utilitarian and for performing traditional ceremonies. Using my body as a canvas for tattoos and a waist sash, I am displaying a basic and generalized look of a Powhatan girl after puberty. Real life back then, tattoos are more extensive, complicated and stunningly beautiful for both girls and boys. Some adorn almost their entire bodies with colorful tattoos.

Those tattoos serve a utility purpose much like our Choctaw shoulder sashes. Social cues are telegraphed: tribe, lineage, tribal status and similar. Many are prideful tattoos symbolizing important life events and beliefs. Nudity allows displays of tattoos.

Almost always, Algonquian tattoos are "sewn" into an Indian body literally with sewing needle and thread. Sewing needles are fashioned out of fine fish bones, porcupine quills or tiny bones and feathers of birds. Thread is made by stripping out thin lengths of stalk, typically cane, marsh grass or sunflower. This thread is twisted and stretched then dried into fine thread. For tattooing, thread is soaked in a coloring agent, dyes made from plants, bark, ash and dirt, red, orange, yellow, blue, brown, whatever color is chosen.

A needle is inserted under skin and out, then dye soaked thread is pulled through. This thread leaves behind dye just under skin. This makes for precise and intricate tattoos.

Waist sash in my photograph is actually a utility belt used for carrying needed tools and things for daily work along with collecting and carrying foodstuffs like forest herbs and spices. A waist sash ranges in length from groin to knees to ankles.

A "Powhatan Purse" is a "pack" used by Algonquian women. Total length is two or three feet. This is a clever creation made of deerskin and decorated with tiny beads made from seashells and other sources. This purse is passed under a sash then draped over.

There are four pouches each covered with a decorative arrow shaped flap. Lifting a flap reveals an opening into a pouch. This is convenient for bringing along needed tools for whatever work - knife, scraper, needle, thread, string and other needs. This multipurpose pouch is also used for harvesting nuts, berries, herbs and similar.

A waist sash is a decorative utility belt which serves many useful purposes.

During comfortable weather Powhatan children are always nude and no tattoos. Those kids do not wear clothes nor sew in tattoos until right after full puberty. When those rough times of puberty are final, kids are considered adults and begin hard work compared to light chores of childhood, mostly chores of learning lessons. Clothes are not for modesty, there is no shame associated with nudity. Clothes are simply protection against injury like bramble thorns and sharp twigs along with utility purpose. An example is a full length deerskin "apron" worn for harvesting bramble berries.

Tattoos are generally earned through tribal work and good deeds. Early adulthood, around twelve to fourteen, menses for girls, a young person proves her devotion to family. This youthful Indian earns family bloodline tattoos. Same is true for tribal worth, dedication to tribe and community earns specific tattoos. Extraordinary events, acts of great bravery - tattoos. This is much like Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts earning their merit badges. Later in life tattoos can symbolize, "healer", "warrior", "wisdom keeper", "teacher" and many other prideful notions of tribal life.

This is known Pocahontas performed cartwheels in the nude around tribe and Jamestown. During her childhood Pocahontas is always nude, this is the usual for tribal girls and boys.

Unknown is if Pocahontas enjoys tattoos after puberty. There is no mention of this in documents and research sources. I only find one modern day portrait of Pocahontas having tattoos on her body. My personal opinion is Pocahontas did not have tattoos.

Reason for lack of tattoos is after puberty life of Pocahontas is ripped away by mean spirited Anglican Christians of England who abuse her, kidnap her and hold her hostage for years during which Pocahontas is repeatedly brutalized, raped and eventually murdered by John Rolfe the same as Rolfe murders her true, loving husband, Kocoum.

Virtually nothing is known about Kocoum of the Potowomac tribe. He and Pocahontas marry when she is around twelve to thirteen years old. Pocahontas gifts Kocoum with a baby boy by no later than when she is fourteen years old. Kocoum and Pocahontas give their baby boy to mothers of the Mattaponi tribe to hide and safeguard him from murderous Christians bent on killing Kocoum and son for truly evil purpose.

Algonquins, descendants of various Powhatan tribes, all continue to keep this secret of Kocoum, Pocahontas and their son much like Cheyenne kept a one-hundred year promised secret of Buffalo Calf Road Woman killing George Custer at Little Bighorn.

John Rolfe along with Captain Samuel Argall and crewman hunt down Kocoum and murder him. Those good Christians of England hunt for the baby boy of Kocoum and Pocahontas to kill this child but Mattaponi mothers and other tribal mothers keep this baby hidden. Rolfe and Argall fail to murder infant son of Kocoum and Pocahontas.

Kocoum is killed and immediately Rolfe and Argall kidnap Pocahontas, take her prisoner then subject her to years of physical beatings and rapes.

While Pocahontas is held hostage aboard Argall's ship, while Pocahontas is being brutalized and raped by a variety of English gentlemen, John Rolfe demands Chief Powhantan, father of Pocahontas, hand over thousands of acres of land to Rolfe to grow tobacco or Pocahontas will be killed. John Rolfe deviously intends to build wealth and an empire selling tobacco to European merchants.

Rolfe makes many demands of Powhatan. Those demands are refused by Powhatan to protect all tribes under his governance and protection. Powhatan is willing to sacrifice his daughter, Pocahontas, to protect their tribes and peoples from destruction and genocide by murderous English colonists.

Pocahontas is held prisoner for over a year and repeatedly raped by a litany of English noblemen invited to do so by Rolfe; he is earning owed favors and secrets to keep.

Word escapes from shipboard Pocahontas is anxious, depressed and lost her will to live. Upset and concerned, her father sends a sister, Mattachanna, to see to Pocahontas. While on Argall's ship, Mattachanna learns Pocahontas is being beaten and raped. Mattachanna also learns Rolfe does not intend to honor any agreements made with Chief Powhantan rather Rolfe intends to take Pocahontas to England to be baptized then married to John Rolfe.

This devious plan of Rolfe is marrying Pocahontas will have him become a tribal member of the Powhatan Confederacy entitling him to all rights and privileges including those thousands of acres of land he needs to grow tobacco and become wealthy.

Chief Powhatan is fearful for his daughter, Pocahontas. He demands a contingency of his peoples escort Pocahontas to Europe and back. Documents indicate sixteen Algonquian Indians travel with Pocahontas aboard ship of Captain Samuel Argall along with Rolfe.

Pocahontas is forced to abandon her Algonquian spiritual beliefs and convert to Christianity. She is baptized and christened, "Rebecca" then made to marry John Rolfe. Pocahontas is around sixteen to seventeen years old.

John Rolfe parades his young wife all over England like she is a freak from a traveling carnival sideshow. Rolfe attends high brow events with the wealthy elite ruling class including Queen Anne and King James. Pocahontas is used as enticement for investor money. Rolfe displays Pocahontas to prove American Indians can become civilized Christians and investing in his tobacco venture will earn great and profitable wealth.

Pocahontas becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son named Thomas.

After a couple of years of beguiling the English elite, Rolfe has his money and is ready to return to America and the Powhatan Confederacy. A problem comes about, Pocahontas is dismayed, she is angry, she tells Rolfe of planning to tell her father, Powhatan and their peoples, truth about the English, Christians and Rolfe. She intends to speak of their lying, immoral behaviors and Rolfe's plan to steal away Powhatan lands for tobacco.

On board Captain Argall's ship and heading down the Thames to sail back to America, Pocahontas is eating supper with Rolfe down in ship's galley. Mattachanna, sister of Pocahontas, tells of tragedy. Pocahontas is in good health and good spirits. During this meal Pocahontas suddenly becomes ill, falls unconscious, suffers convulsions then dies within a couple hours.

For centuries Christians make excuses and senseless claims. Some say Pocahontas dies of smallpox. Other Christians claim she dies of tuberculosis. Many diseases are offered as cause of death. None of those diseases cause death within a couple of hours of initial infection. Those diseases take weeks to kill.

However, there are many poisons which cause a quick death Pocahontas suffers. John Rolfe, having no use for Pocahontas and to silence her voice, poisons and kills her.

Pocahontas is buried in a small obscure cemetery along the Thames. Her bones are lost to time, none know where Pocahontas rests today. John Rolfe abandons their son, Thomas, in England. Thomas never sees his father again.

John Rolfe returns to America and becomes a wealthy and powerful tobacco grower.

Boatloads of English Christians follow Rolfe to Jamestown. Militias are formed and villages of the Powhatan Confederacy are burned, razed and destroyed. All tribes are slaughtered, fathers, mothers and children alike. Most tribes become extinct, there are a few survivors of their once paradise. Those few who escape genocide tell this true story of Pocahontas down through many generations. Today, white Christians continue to suppress and deny this horrible story of brutality, raping and killing of Pocahontas.

We will never know this story of the twenty year life of Pocahontas. We will not learn of her joy in life nor her sadness in life. Pocahontas is never allowed to tell her story, her voice is silenced before she can speak truth, she is crucified and killed by white Christians for nothing more than greed of money.

Captain John Smith is a minor player in this story of Pocahontas. He is a no-count, a nobody, he is a little man with a little mind and a huge megalomaniac ego. At five feet and a couple of inches, John Smith is truly a little man suffering "short man syndrome". Standing in front of Smith, I would tower over him by more than half a foot both physically and intellectually.

First trip of Smith to America is aboard a ship captained by Bartholomew Gosnold, Smith is confined below deck in shackles and chains four months. Gosnold drops anchor in Chesapeake Bay and Smith continues to be locked below deck for another two months. John Smith is a troublemaker and a petty criminal. Returning to England, John Smith is again locked in shackles and chains during the four month voyage for a series of crimes.

Twenty years after death of Pocahontas, this mental midget John Smith writes his memoirs. He writes of ten year old Pocahontas romantic interest saving his life from her father, Powhatan. This famous story, fodder for books and films, never happened. John Smith writes black lies. Smith writes of a young and beautiful Ottoman Turk princess, for romantic interest, saving his life from her Sultan father. Smith writes of fighting three Turk warriors and beheading all three. Smith writes of an Istanbul mistress princess protecting him from being captured and made a slave.

John Smith writes endless delusions of grandeur stories casting himself as being mightier than Hercules. John Smith is a small man with a tiny manhood and an obnoxiously annoying big mouth. The many have debunked his stories over and over. Nonetheless, Disney Studios perpetuates all those lies Smith tells about Pocahontas.

This story of Pocahontas is actually about inherent evilness of Christians and their psychotic greed for wealth and power from pauper to Pope.

I am to credit Linwood Custalow and Angela Daniel for their truth revealing book titled, "The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History".

Their book provides bio-blurbs:
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Dr. Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow was born on the Mattaponi Reservation in West Point, the eldest son of Chief Daniel Webster "Little Eagle" and Mary "White Feather" Custalow. Early in life he was given the mission of learning the oral history of his tribe and of the Powhatan Nation as passed down by his father and his grandfather.

Angela L. Daniel "Silver Star" has strived to learn and preserve the oral history of the Powhatan people so it can be passed down to future generations. The late Chief Webster "Little Eagle" Custalow honored Daniel by giving her the name "Silver Star." He encouraged her to learn and pass on the oral history of the Mattaponi.
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You readers are to teach your children this true and tragic story of Pocahontas.