The Disney movies that chronicle the life of Pocahontas may be the most famous contemporary iterations of her history, but they are also, unfortunately, some of the most historically inaccurate. So who was Pocahontas?
Sarah Moazeni is a masters student in the NYU History program and the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. She is the reference associate at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Sarah is interested in 17th century New England, gender, critical race theory, sex and sexuality, and digital humanities. She gets angry at television programs and movies that claim to be historical and talks back to them. Maybe that's why no one will watch Outlander with her.