POCAHONTAS: BEYOND THE MYTH
Pocahontas has been a household name since her death 400 years ago -- the most famous Native American woman in history. Her daring rescue of John Smith is enshrined in the dome of the U.S. Capitol as a symbol of democracy itself. But how much of her story is myth? How much is reality? And what is it that has made her so enduring? Using expert interviews with authors, historians, curators and the current Chief of Pocahontas' tribe -- the Pamunkey -- along with archival images and historical recreations, POCAHONTAS: BEYOND THE MYTH traces the true tale of this princess, peacemaker and ambassador. The special premieres on Monday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Photo courtesy Smithsonian Channel.