"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"
Two points. 1) like Matt I am pretty worried about Adam and Eddy attempting to write a character that is already a product of its time (the Peter Pan song about red men makes my insides uncomfortable). The writers of OUAT aren’t exactly known for considerate cultural depictions. They sorta exist in stereoeotypes
2) Rainbow point is an interesting one. It wouldn’t be the first time they lied about a casting (Merida, anyone?). But… since pochaontas is a real person from a real time period and from our realm…Well maybe that doesn’t matter anymore but it used to be the reason why they wouldn’t/couldn’t do her character.