'Landing in Virginia, 1584'.
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Engraving made in 1847 by C E Wagstaff and J Andrews after Captain Seth Eastman, US Army, showing a romanticised 19th century version of some of the first Europeans landing on what would later become the United States of America. The Native Americans flee in dismay. The population of the Americas was drastically reduced after the arrival of the Europeans due to war, disease, forced removal and relocation, and the destruction of traditional ways of life. Illustration from 'Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part 2' by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), published in Philadelphia in 1847.