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A hand-colored engraving produced in New York City in the late nineteenth century recreates the perhaps-apocryphal 1607 scene of John Smith being saved by Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of the Virginia Indian political…

The Abduction of Pocahontas.jpg
An early twentieth-century oil painting by Philadelphia artist Jean-Léon Gérôme Ferris presents a dramatic scene of the arrival of Pocahontas, daughter of Indian paramount chief Powhatan, in Jamestown following her abduction by…

Chickahominy tribal member Florine Adkins poses with one of her nine children in Charles City County sometime in the 1940s or 1950s.

What Pocahontas Saw.mp3
Historians Helen Rountree and Camilla Townsend deconstruct and demystify the legend of Pocahontas in this January 14, 2007, radio broadcast of With Good Reason, hosted by Sarah McConnell and produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

This quilt, depicting Bishop Heath Light of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia shaking hands with former Monacan chief Kenneth Branham, is the work of Pat McCauley, wife of Monacan tribal member Tommy McCauley. It was made to commemorate…

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Mildred Moore, a member of the Pamunkey Tribe, at her home on the Pamunkey Reservation in King William County.

Female Pamunkey students and their teacher pose for the photographer Walter Washington Foster in Richmond sometime around 1920. Foster (1857–1935) was a Richmond photographer whose collection of glass-plate negatives was donated to the Virginia…

Chickahominy tribal member Mary Adkins poses for the photographer James Mooney in an unknown location sometime around 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology…

Pamunkey tribal member Captola Cook poses for the photographer Frank G. Speck sometime around 1910 in an unknown location. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he…

Pamunkey tribal member Theodora Dennis Cook poses for the photographer Frank G. Speck sometime around 1900 in King William County. Cook wears a cape made of wild turkey and duck feathers. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a…
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