Browse Items tagged "religion" (17 total)

The Roanoke Indian town of Secotan is portrayed 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 shows village life as it was lived by the…

An Indian medicine man appears to be in the midst of a ritual dance in this engraving by Gysbrecht van Veen based on an earlier watercolor painting by John White. The image is one of a series that portrayed the lives of the Algonquian-speaking…

Indian men and women dance around a circle while three young women embrace 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…

Two views of an Indian priest from the town of Secotan are shown in this colored engraving by Gysbrecht van Veen based on a watercolor painting by John White. The image shows life as it was lived by the Algonquian-speaking Indians in the Outer Banks…

This watercolor by English artist John White shows a festive dance scene in Secotan, an Indian town in the Outer Banks region of present-day North Carolina. White visited the town in July 1585, when a great religious ceremony, perhaps connected to…

An Indian priest, or kwiokos, is depicted in the midst of a ritual dance 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. Thomas Hariot, who…

An Indian priest, or kwiocosukposes in this watercolorbyJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition toRoanoke Islandin present-day North Carolina. The hairstyle and rabbit-skin cloak were distinctive in…

When the British planted a cross and their flag on territory previously unclaimed by European nations, they were, Chief Justice John Marshall would later say, exercising a right of discovery that extended back to the fifteenth century colonization by…

Monacan Indian members of Saint Paul's Mission near Bear Mountain in Amherst County gather in this photograph taken by the Episcopal minister John Haraughty sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the Bear…

A church, a school (right), and a teachers' cottage (center) stand near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, home to the Monacan Indian Nation. A log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal minister…