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Powhatan
Original Author: William Hole, engraver, based on John Smith's description
Created: Complied 1608; published 1624
Medium: Engraving
Publisher: Library of Virginia

Powhatan

Powhatan, paramount chief of Tsenacomoco, a political alliance of Virginia Indians, is shown seated at top, in this detail from the map of Virginia published in Captain John Smith's The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624). The caption beneath the image describes this as the scene that Smith encountered when he was delivered to Powhatan as a prisoner in 1607.

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