Powhatan

Title

Powhatan

Description

Powhatan, paramount chief of Tsenacomoco, a political alliance of Virginia Indians, is shown seated at top, in this detail from the map of Virginia published in Captain John Smith's The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624). The caption beneath the image describes this as the scene that Smith encountered when he was delivered to Powhatan as a prisoner in 1607.

Description courtesy of Encyclopedia Virginia.

Creator

William Hole

Date Created

Compiled 1608; published 1624

Source

Library of Virginia

Format

Engraving

Coverage

England, Virginia, Jamestown

Rights Statement: Courtesy of the Library of Virginia