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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…

E141B91NobilisVirgoExSecota.jpg
An Indian woman covering her breasts with her arms is depicted from the front and back in this colored engraving by Gysbrecht van Veenbased on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding some detail to White's eyewitness sketch, van Veen attempts to…

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…

E141B91-RegulorumTypus.jpg
Two Indian chiefs, orweroances, are portrayed 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 lived by the…

Smith-Rescued-by-Pocahontas.jpg
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…

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In an article headlined "Bear Mountain or Indian Mission" and published in the Southwestern Episcopalian in 1921, Martin J. Bram describes his experience of the abbreviated conversational style of Indians in Amherst County and judges it a symptom of…

Best Virginia.jpg
A Virginia Indian in a headdress holds a bow in one hand and tobacco leaves in the other in this woodblock image used by an English company to label its "Best Virginia" tobacco product. Tobacco was the major cash crop for the English colonists in…

Cigar store figurine.jpg
This carved and painted cigar store figure, made around 1870, represents a man in supposed Indian dress. Unlike most cigar store figures of the period, this one depicts a Virginia Indian of the 1600s, wearing a crown of tobacco leaves and a "kilt"…

1908-08-25 1.jpg
In a newspaper article headlined "Heart-to-Health Talk with Virginia Red Men" and published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 25, 1908, the writer describes new phonographic technology and how it was used to reproduce, for Indians living in…

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A packaging label for Indian Queen tobacco, manufactured by W. A. Blankenship and Company of Richmond and dating to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, features an Indian woman standing outdoors with a tepee and Indian man in the…
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