. She was the daughter of Chief Powhatan
, the head of a network of tributary tribal nations in Tidewater Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote that may or may not be true, she is said to have saved the life of Indian captive John Smith in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him.
Pocahontas was captured by the English during Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613, and held for ransom.
He wants me to be steady, like the river... [two otters burst out of the water] but it's not steady at all.
What you mean is, not like you.
[singing] But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew.
If you kill him, you'll have to kill me, too!
Flit doesn't like strangers.
[to Pocahontas] I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.
[Pulling Meeko out of his bag] Is this bottomless pit a friend of yours?
[referring to Grandmother Willow] What do you say to a tree?
Don't you think we're getting a little old for these games?