Native Indian Conjurer

Native Indian Conjurer

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Caption: Native Indian Conjurer, (Whole folio) Engraving of a conjurer or magician in a dancing posture. He has a girdle round his waist, from which in front hangs a skin, folded over to show the animal mask; and at the side, a bag made from skins, with a long fringe. Attached to the left side of his head is a bird with wings outspread. The figure is set against a landscape with figures fishing and hunting wildfowl from canoes, and deer on land. From Theodor De Bry's 'America', Vol. I, 1590, after a drawing of John White Image taken from Travels through Virginia. Originally published in England; 1618. Author William Strachey, Illustrated by John White, Theodor de Bry.

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