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Four faces of Pocahontas

Many different depictions of Pocahontas exist today. Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan of the Algonquin Nation, is also known by many different names. Her parents knew her as Amonte, her secret clan name was Matoaca, and her Christian name was Rebecca.

Credit: Clockwise from top left: Mary Ellen Howe (1994), Robert Matthew Sully (1850s), Thomas Sully (1852), Jerry Leon Ferris (ca.1921), courtesy of William E. Ryde and the County of Henrico, Virginia.