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The wife of an Indian weroance, or chief, raises her arms to cover her breasts and crosses her legs in this watercolor painting by John White. Her posture, according to Thomas Hariot, was a "token of maydenlike modestye."Unlike other Indian women…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

Wayne_Adkins.mp3
Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Wayne Adkins, then–second assistant chief of the Chickahominy, at the Chickahominy Tribal Center in New Kent County.

Red_Cloud_Owen.mp3
Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Powhatan Red Cloud-Owen while the two are driving.

In a letter to the Lynchburg Newsthe Reverend Josiah R. Ellis gives an account of the origin of the Indians in Amherst County. The letter was published in The Southwestern Episcopalian on December 5, 1922.

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In this nineteenth-century oil portrait of Pocahontas, artist Robert Matthew Sully depicts the legendary Virginia Indian before her conversion to Christianity and her marriage to the English colonist John Rolfe. Despite the artist's attempt to…

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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…

Pocahontas-in-English-Dress.jpg
Pocahontas wears pearls and a European-style fashionable dress in this mid-nineteenth-century oil painting by Thomas Sully. The legendary Indian is portrayed here at a key moment in her life: after she had begun to assimilate to English culture, but…
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