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5.3.9 Native American Village of Secoton

Theodore de Bry
1590
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This engraving was based on watercolors painted by John White, an English artist and explorer who lived in Secoton, North Carolina, for a year. Note the activities of the people, the orderly structures, and the rows of planted corn. Do you think potential English settlers viewing this engraving in England believed that they would interact with Indians through conflict, diplomacy, or religion?  What evidence in the engraving helps you answer the question?
This engraving was based on watercolors painted by John White, an English artist and explorer who lived in Secoton, North Carolina, for a year. Have your students note the activities of the people, the orderly structures, and the rows of planted corn on the right. Point out that Do you think potential English settlers viewing this engraving in England believed that they would interact with Indians through conflict, diplomacy, or religion? What evidence in the engraving helps you answer the question?