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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…

A wife of an Indianweroance, or chief, carries a gourd while her eight-to-ten-year-old daughter waves a European rattle and holds a well-dressed doll in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding…

Indian mothers carry their children on their backs in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry that was 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…

An Indian woman covering her breasts with her arms is depicted from the front and back in this colored engraving by Gysbrecht van Veenbased on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding some detail to White's eyewitness sketch, van Veen attempts to…

Susie P. Nelson, wife of Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson, wears a finged cloth dress, beaded necklace, and feather and beaded headband in this outdoor portrait taken at a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1927. The photographer Frederick "Fred"…

Nine unidentified Pamunkey men, women, and children pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the…

The Pamunkey women Lucy Ann Langston and Oney Jane Langston sit for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology…

The Pamunkey family of John Dennis—his mother-in-law, wife, and son, whose names are not recorded here—sits for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill in October 1899 on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County.…