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Kekata is a character from the film Pocahontas.

Background

Kekata is the village's Shaman and medicine man. He is shown to have various mystical abilities. He is an adviser of sorts to Chief Powhatan and his best friend. Like the other members of his tribe, he is very wary of the white settlers, comparing them to ravenous wolves who consume everything during a meeting with several tribespeople to discuss the settlers.

Appearances

Pocahontas

Kekata is first seen entertaining the village children when Chief Powhatan and his warriors return home from a war with the Massawomacks. While Kekata explains that the village is overjoyed to see them back, Powhatan notices the absence of his daughter Pocahontas. Kekata reminds Powhatan of Pocahontas' similarity to her mother, for the wind takes her wherever she goes.

When Kocoum is being presented to the tribe, Kekata paints bear-like paw prints on his chest to represent his courage. When the white settlers arrive, Kekata is charged with telling the tribe about them. Kekata conjures images from his fire that show the settlers. He describes the settlers' body armor ("bodies that shine like the sun") and guns ("weapons that spout fire and thunder"), and also compares them to wolves who consume everything in their paths. Based on this description, Kocoum offers to lead the warriors and attack, but Powhatan tells Kocoum to take a group to observe them instead, as the settlers are strange to them. Kekata would later try to heal a warrior who was wounded from the excursion, but does not know how to deal with gunshot wounds.

Later on in the movie, Kocoum is shot by a settler named Thomas and John Smith is brought back to the camp for the murder. Kekata watches as Kocoum's body is brought back and listens to Powhatan give the word that Smith will die at dawn. During the song "Savages", Kekata is seen putting warpaint on two warriors and notes that the Settlers' differences mean that they can't be trusted. Kekata is not seen again after this point.

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Kekata is not seen or mentioned in the sequel. It's possible that he died prior to the sequel.

Trivia

  • Gordon Tootoosis, who voiced Kekata, was a Canadian of Cree and Stoney descent. He played Chief Powhatan in the 1999 movie "Pocahontas: The Legend" (another Pocahontas movie, but live action rather than animated).

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Pocahontas logo
Media

Films: Pocahontas | Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Television: House of Mouse
Video games: Pocahontas (video game)
Music: Pocahontas (Original Soundtrack)
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | Marvel Comics

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | It's a Small World | Pocahontas Indian Village | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: |Animazment - The Musical | Disney's Believe | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Festival of Family & Friends | La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney | Mickey and the Magical Map | Pocahontas and her Forest Friends | Pocahontas le Spectacle | The Golden Mickeys | The Spirit of Pocahontas | Tree of Life Awakens | World of Color

Characters
Pocahontas | John Smith | Governor Ratcliffe | Thomas | Meeko | Flit | Percy | Wiggins | Grandmother Willow | Chief Powhatan | Nakoma | Kocoum | Kekata | Ben and Lon | John Rolfe | King James | Queen Anne | Mrs. Jenkins | Uttamatomakkin | Namontack | Redfeather
Songs
The Virginia Company | Steady as the Beating Drum | Just Around The Riverbend | Listen With Your Heart | Mine, Mine, Mine | Colors of the Wind | Savages | If I Never Knew You | Where Do I Go From Here | What a Day in London | Wait 'Till He Sees You | Things Are Not What They Appear | Between Two Worlds

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