Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the History's Turning Points series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points: The Marriage of Pocahontas transports viewers to the land of the Algonquins, where Captain John Smith wed Chief Pohantan's 13-year-old daughter, Pocahontas. The program uses on-location dramatizations to re-create James Town, a makeshift trading post set up by English settlers on Indian territory. When the Indians realized that the trading post wasn't going to be a temporary imposition, they made plans to murder John Smith. Young Pocahontas stepped forward and saved his life.