Pocahontas was a Native American woman of the Wampanoag tribe. Her tribe was being attacked by the English, Scottish, and Welsh pilgrims in 1607. She was only a teenager. Despite Disney's inaccuracies, Pocahontas didn't marry John Smith. The pilgrims and Native Americans eventually made peace with each other and that's how the first Thanksgiving happened! She married John Rolfe afterwards. Unlike John Smith, John Rolfe was a pilgrim who was actually nice towards the Native Americans.