John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Art on Sunday: Pocahontas

William Ordway Partridge (1861 – 1930)
Pocahontas, 1922
Bronze (?)
Historic Jamestowne, Colonial National Historical Park, Jamestown, Va.
Photo taken and released into the public domain by Wikipedia user Hfdapuirhdk

Here's another perspective on the same statue, taken by Washington Post photographer Bill O'Leary, which appeared in today's paper:


The photo accompanied an interesting article about the native tribes of Virginia -- the Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Nansemond, Upper Mattaponi and Monacan nations -- and their attempts to use the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown to raise their profile and gain official recognition from the Federal government. As Karenne Wood, a member of the Monacan tribe, says in the article, "People are not going to care about us this much again for another 400 years."

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