A cheife Herowan

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Title

A cheife Herowan

Description

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 Roanoke Indian chief Wingina, who later changed his name to Pemisapan. Possibly believing that he was about to attack them, the English colonists attacked and killed Pemisapan on June 1, 1586.

Creator

John White

Source

The British Museum

Date

ca. 1585

Format

Watercolor

Coverage

sixteenth century
North Carolina
Virginia

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Watercolor on graphite

Physical Dimensions

10.375" x 5.75"

Files

1906,0509.1.21.jpg

Citation

John White, “A cheife Herowan,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/169.

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