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E141B91-P1AdmirandaNarratio.jpg
Figures of Indians, as well as copious fruits and vegetables that highlight Virginia's abundance, embellish the title page of a 1590 Latin edition of Thomas Hariot'sA briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia. The book, initially…

E141B91-15IndiansFishing.jpg
A group of Indians is portrayed using fire, spears, and traps to catch fish in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows life as it was…

E141B91-p21Oppidum.jpg
The Roanoke Indian town ofPomeioocis depicted in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows village life as it was lived by the…

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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…

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…

John Smith Map.jpg
Based on information by Captain John Smith, this map of the Chesapeake region contains extraordinary geographic detail as well as the locations of Indian settlements. The area on the map defined as "Powhatan" is where the Algonquian-speaking Indians…

E141B91P20VirginienfiumFaltaXVIII.jpg
Indian men and women dance around a circle while three young women embrace in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict…

Agricultural Field OCT 1899.jpg
An agricultural field, likely on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County, is the subject of this photograph by De Lancey W. Gill taken in October 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian…

E141B91P05AngloruminVirginiam.jpg
English colonists approach the island of Roanoke in a small boat in 1585 in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Due to shallow waters, the English had difficulty finding a safe passage to the…

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Chief Running Deer, of the Rappahannock Indians, prepares to throw a stone-pointed spear at a fish in the James River at the Jamestown Festival Park. At the time Chiles T. Larson took this undated photograph, Running Deer served as a historical…
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