The dark history of Pocahontas, whose name Trump keeps evoking to slam Elizabeth WarrenBreaking News
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"The president continues to use the nickname at this point not because he is ignorant of the offense he is causing but because he seeks to cause offense." It's all he knows. https://t.co/9nLNTDJ7T5— Kevin M. Levin (@KevinLevin) November 28, 2017
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Even before Trump began using her name as an insult, Pocahontas has occupied a prominent place in American pop culture.
But who was Pocahontas, and how did we come to be so fixated on her?
First of all, she wasn't named Pocahontas — it was a nickname that means something along the lines of "mischievous one." A colonist named William Strachey chronicled how 11-year-old Pocahontas would visit the settlers' fort at Jamestown and turn cartwheels with the English children, according to the book "Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea: Indian Women as Cultural Intermediaries and National Symbols."
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