Thursday, May 31, 2012

Engraving Of Pocahontas

I have been very busy this week tracking down ancestors on my mothers side of the family.  It is my understanding that this engraving of Pocahontas is the only portrait she ever posed for.  There are other portraits of her that were made using this one as reference.  There are artifacts in relation to her, and her father Powhatan scattered throughout the United States and England where she died.  It is clear from this portrait that she was "colonized" by this time.  It is difficult to find where the mythical Pocahontas and the real woman converge as most of what is written about her comes from the accounts of Captain John Smith.

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