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An Indian priest, or kwiokos, is depicted in the midst of a ritual dance 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. Thomas Hariot, who…

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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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An Indian mother, carrying a water gourd, and her child, carrying what appears to be an English doll, pose in this watercolor by John White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition to Roanoke Island in present-day…

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Indian men and women, dressed and undressed, participate in a fire ceremony in this watercolorbyJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition toRoanoke Islandin present-day North Carolina.Five people in the…

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An "aged" Indian wears a full-fringed deerskin mantle 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. Thomas Hariot, who accompanied White…

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An Indian priest, or kwiocosukposes in this watercolorbyJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition toRoanoke Islandin present-day North Carolina. The hairstyle and rabbit-skin cloak were distinctive in…

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A group of Indians is portrayed using fire, spears, and traps tocatch fishin this watercolor painting byJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition toRoanoke Islandin present-day North Carolina. Thomas…

Massacre Medallion.jpg
The bearded settler at center, sword in hand, motions to other Jamestown residents to flee the violent scene unfolding during the so-called Jamestown Massacre of 1622, an event Indians call the Great Attack. At his feet, a fellow settler lies gravely…

Virginia Item et Floridae.jpg
This map of Virginia and the Carolinas by the Dutch cartographer Jodocus Hondius (1583–1612) combines the efforts of two previous mapmakers, John White andJacques le Moyne(ca. 1533–1588), both of whom, unlike Hondius, had visited the…

Ples-de-Virginie.jpg
An Indian woman and man pose under a banner that reads, "Ples de Virginie." The first word may be an abbreviation for "peuples" or (peoples), or, less likely, for "perles" (pearls), in reference to the figures' necklaces. Although the engraving…
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