John Smith capturing a Powhatan

John Smith capturing a Powhatan

Description

Drawing from John Smith’s “Discourses of Capt. John Smith” shows a man in armor brandishing a club at a larger Native American man holding a bow and arrow. In the background a battle is being waged between Native Americans with bows and arrows and European soldiers armed with guns. The print has a caption which reads, “C. Smith taketh the King of Pamavnkee prisoner 1608.”

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