Pocahontas cải đạo Kitô giáo

lấy tên là Rebecca...

người phụ nữ người Mỹ bản địa ở tiểu bang Virginia của Mỹ, con gái của Tù trưởng Powhatan của bộ lạc ở khu vực Tidewater.

19 tuổi, kết hôn với người trồng cây thuốc lá John Rolfe...
 

John Gadsby Chapman depicts Pocahontas, wearing white, being baptized Rebecca by Anglican minister Alexander Whiteaker in Jamestown, Virginia; this event is believed to have taken place in 1613 or 1614. She kneels, surrounded by family members and colonists. Her brother Nantequaus turns away from the ceremony. The baptism took place before her marriage to Englishman John Rolfe, who stands behind her. Their union is said to be the first recorded marriage between a European and a Native American. The scene symbolizes the belief of Americans at the time that Native Americans should accept Christianity and other European ways.

Chapman (1808-1889), born in Alexandria, Virginia, studied art in Italy and became known for his portrait and historical paintings and his rich use of color. The dimensions of this oil painting on canvas are 365.76 cm by 548.64 cm (144.00 in by 216.00 in).

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