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You know Pocahontas. She has her mother's spirit. She goes wherever the wind takes her.

Kekata is a shaman and a supporting character in Disney's 1995 animated feature film Pocahontas.


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 tribespeoples to discuss the settlers.



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 beautiful 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 arrived, 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 (unlike the Massawomacks whom were also a tribe of Native Americans and thus were more familiar). 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 to 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.


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


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Films: PocahontasPocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldVideo

Video games: PocahontasDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Original SoundtrackSongs from Disney's Pocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldThe Legacy Collection
Books: Marvel ComicsDisney Princess Beginnings

Disney Parks
Castle of Magical DreamsDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldPocahontas Indian VillageSorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveFantasmic!Feel the MagicFestival of Family & FriendsFollow Your DreamsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyMickey and the Magical MapPocahontas and her Forest FriendsPocahontas SpectacularRivers of Light: We Are OneThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Spirit of Pocahontas
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical Parade
Firework: Disney EnchantmentCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousTree of Life AwakensWorld of Color
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Are You Brave Enough?Frightfully Fun ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Original: PocahontasJohn SmithGovernor RatcliffeThomasMeekoFlitPercyWigginsGrandmother WillowChief PowhatanNakomaKocoumKekataBen and Lon

Sequel: John RolfeKing JamesQueen AnneMrs. JenkinsUttamatomakkinJesters
Deleted: Redfeather

Original: The Virginia CompanySteady as the Beating DrumJust Around the RiverbendListen With Your HeartMine, Mine, MineColors of the WindSavagesIf I Never Knew You

Sequel: Where Do I Go from Here?What a Day in LondonWait 'Till He Sees YouThings Are Not What They AppearBetween Two Worlds
Deleted: Different DrummerFirst To DanceIn the Middle of the RiverDancing to the Wedding Drum