Browse Items tagged "colonialism" (99 total)

These artifacts come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include shell, bone, and glass “seed” beads and a larger bone disk bead. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans…

These shell disc beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Shell beads were traded extensively throughout Virginia since the Late Archaic period. When Europeans arrived in…

These traded glass “seed” beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved…

These traded beads come from an Early Historic period site in Roanoke County in the Blue Ridge region of west-central Virginia. They include shell, bone, and glass “seed” beads and a larger bone disk bead. Glass beads were introduced by…

These traded glass beads come from an Early Historic period site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Glass beads were introduced by Europeans into Native American exchange systems, which had involved trade in shell beads since the Late…

Created by Simon van de Passe, this 1616 engraved portrait of the Virginia Indian Pocahontas is the only known image of her made from life. The Dutch artist was working in London that year when Pocahontas arrived in England with her husband, John…

Created by an unknown artist, this portrait depictsthe Virginia Indian Pocahontasand is based on a 1616 engraving by Simon van de Passe, which is the only known image of her made from life. The caption reads: "Matoaks als Rebecka daughter to the…

An Indian couple is portrayed eating a meal in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding some detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives ofAlgonquian-speaking Indians…

Two Indian men are portrayed roasting fish on a wooden frame in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives…

An Indian couple is portrayed cooking a meal in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict the lives ofAlgonquian-speaking…