Friday, January 31, 2014

First Contact and Beyond

Matoaka als Rebecka daughter to the mighty Prince Powhatan by Simon van de Pass, 1595?

Visit the New York Public Library's digital collection, "Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture." Browse through the portraits and prints, concentrating on the early period. Consider today's class discussion of the first contact between indigenous Americans and European explorers.   What do the portraits suggest about the mutual influence between natives and Europeans?

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