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1906,0509.1.21.jpg
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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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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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 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…

A Pocahontas poem.jpg
This undated songsheet, published by H. de Marsan of New York, features Pocahontas, a ballad that retells the legendary but likely apocryphal story of how the Indian girl saved the life of the Jamestown settler John Smith in 1607. The sheet is…

1906,0509.1.19
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…

1906,0509.1.12.jpg
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…

1906,0509.1.18.jpg
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,…

Unus Americanus ex Virginia.jpg
This engraving, taken from life, shows an American Indian man wearing a necklace, earrings, and head ornaments. The inscription in the upper left reads, "Unus Americanus ex Virginia" (an American from Virginia), a place name that early in the…

A Conversation with Two Chiefs.mp3
In this excerpt from the radio programWith Good Reason, Chiefs Stephen Adkins (Chickahominy) and Kenneth Adams (Upper Mattaponi) discuss historical and present-day issues facing Virginia’s Indians. The program first aired during the week of…
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