Height: 8 in
Width: 10 in
Black and white drawing of men wearing deer skins while bow hunting deer.
To successfully hunt deer, Native Americans hid themselves in the skin of a very large deer which they had killed some time before. The place the animal's head on their own head, looking through the keyholes as through a mask. In this disguise they can approach deer without frightening them.
Illustrations by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues, an artist who accompanied the French Expedition to La Florida under René de Laudonnière in 1564.
Engravings by Theodore De Bry were made of the Le Moyne Paintings and reproduced from the original first edition of 1591
From The New World - The First Pictures of America. Edited by Stefan Lorant.