History document interpretation
Learning Goal: I’m working on a history writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
- If you were tasked with the responsibility of creating an image or depicting Pocahontas today, how would you approach the task? Would it be a painting or a poem or a play or a movie or a statue or something else? Describe what your image(s) or depiction of her would look like, and what understanding of Pocahontas would you want the viewer to have?
- How is Pocahontas depicted in different images? Do the people who produced the images want you to see her as a hero or a villain? Powerful or weak? Masculine or feminine? Independent or subservient? Is her depiction an attempt to accurately portray her culture or to stylize or caricature her culture? Remember to compare and contrast the depictions of Pocahontas in at least four images from the archives.
Answer both questions‼️