Bacon Before the Virginia Council

Bacon Before the Virginia Council

Bacon Before the Virginia Council

A group of Native American men in council.

Council

A group of Native American men in council.

"Edward VI, and his Council. From a wood-cut on the title-page of 'Acts of Parliament," A.D. 1551." —D'Anvers, 1895

Edward VI

"Edward VI, and his Council. From a wood-cut on the title-page of 'Acts of Parliament," A.D. 1551."…

"Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not together. And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands. And not even so did their witness agree together." Mark 14:55-59 ASV
<p>Jesus, flanked by soldiers, stands before the council. The chief priests and others are arranged behind a draped table.

Jesus before the Council

"Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found…

A council held by the Onondaga Indians.

An Onondaga Council

A council held by the Onondaga Indians.

An example of Native American picture writing. One interpretation: "The chiefs Black Wolf, Raven, Fast Bear, and Standing Bear hold a war council round the fire where grass was high. They dig up the hatchet, have plenty of arrows, and start on foot to a Cheyenne village (cut arm, Cheyenne sign) on Beaver Creek, where they expect to have a fight, and stampede the herd of fat ponies." &mdash;Scott, 1884

Picture Writing

An example of Native American picture writing. One interpretation: "The chiefs Black Wolf, Raven, Fast…