Ulele statue in Tampa, FloridaUleyli- The Princess & Pirate is based on the true story of Ulele, a Native American woman known as Florida’s Pocahontas due to the similarities of their stories. Yet Ulele’s story occurred 90 years before the Pocahontas story. Some researchers even think John Smith was inspired by the Spanish accounts of Ulele rescuing Juan Ortiz when he revised his original account and included the story of Pocahontas in his second edition.