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Siouan_lang.jpg
This map shows the distribution of Western Siouan–language speakers among American Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early Virginia Indiansspoke dialectsof Algic, Iroquoian, or Siouan, three large linguistic families that include…

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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'sThe Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer…

Algonquian_langs.jpg
This map shows the distribution of Algonquian-language speakers among American Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Early Virginia Indiansspoke dialectsof Algic, Iroquoian, or Siouan, three large linguistic families that include many of…

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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…

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This watercolor by English artist John White shows a bird's-eye view of the Indian town of Secoton, or Secotan, in the Outer Banks region of present-day North Carolina. White visited the town in July 1585. White's detailed rendering of the town shows…

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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…

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This watercolor by English artist John White shows the fortified Indian town of Pomeiock, or Pomeiooc, in the Outer Banks region of present-day North Carolina. White visited the town in July 1585.The Indians who resided there were closely related in…

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A pair of Indians sit on a reed mat and eat from a wooden platter in this original watercolor by John White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina. In the course of…

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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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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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