Baptism of Pocahontas, 1614 Digital History ID 2579

Baptism of Pocahontas, 1614

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: painting
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Annotation: Like the other seventeenth-century British colonies, Virginia aspired to convert the native populations. The Virginia Company's instructions to its governors required them to make conversion one of their objectives. The most famous early convert was Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan, head of the Powhatan Confederacy. Pocahontas was baptized by the Reverend Alexander Whitaker before her marriage to John Rolfe in 1614.
Year: 1837

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