MEDIA
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 people indigenous to Virginia, 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.