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Women's History Month: Picturing Pocahontas

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Mar 5 2012
Print, Pocahontas saving the life of Capt. John Smith, c.1870, LoC

When you hear the name "Pocahontas," what image springs to mind? Is it from Disney's Pocahontas or Terrence Malick's The New World? From a 19th-century print or a modern work of art? Only one life portrait of Pocahontas exists, but that hasn't stopped artists and the media from inventing their own visions of history.

Drag the following images of Pocahontas into chronological order from oldest to most recent.

    • Cover, Appropriate group for the Jamestown exposition, L.M. Glackens, Library of Congress
    • Print, Matoaka als Rebecka daughter to the mighty Prince Powhatan
    • Photo, Pocahontas, Dec. 23, 2008, massmatt, Flickr
    • Painting, Baptism of Pocahontas, John Gadsby Chapman, Architect of the Capitol