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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…

Councilor Robert H. Clarke (Rappahannock), Dorelix Amaf (Nanticoke), and Councilor James Johnson (Rappahannock), wearing feather headdresses, fringed hide shirts, and trade blankets,pose on a wooden plank walkway. The Rappahannocks likely were…

Three rowboats sit on what may be the Chickahominy River in this photograph by James Mooney taken in 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology compiling information…

Five Pamunkey men and two children in traditional dance costumes, along with a man in a suit, pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County on October 23, 1899. Gill…

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Richmond January 1943 Local Registrars, Physicians, Health Officers, Nurses, School Superintendents, and Clerks of the Courts Dear Co-workers: Our December 1942…

POCAHONTAS. The daughter of the Indian Chief Powhattan who was mov’d, by her eloquent importunities, to save the life of Captain Smith, his prisoner and doomed, by a Council of war, to a cruel death. Upon the barren sand, The lonely…

English artist John White's original watercolor of a single Indianweroance, or chief, shows him holding a bow and looking to his right with one arm akimbo. The drawing carries the inscription, "The manner of their attire and painting them selves when…

An Indian weroance, or chief, poses in this watercolor by John White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina. Some scholars argue that this figure represents the…

The wife of an Indianweroance, or chief, crosses her arms in this watercolor painting byJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina.The body art on her breast,…