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5/10/07: Pocahontas Revealed

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This portrait is the only known likeness of Pocahontas created during her lifetime. It was engraved by the Dutch artist Simon van de Passe during her time in England.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – From grade school lessons to Disney characters, most Americans have some mental image of Pocahontas. But even beyond the romantacized notions, historians characterize her as bold, vivacious and very, very smart. This week, the PBS series Nova premiered a new documentary "Pocahontas Revealed." As America remembers the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Doug talks to the show's writer and director about the realities of one our nation's most enduring heroines.

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