WASHINGTON, DC.- The year 2008 marks the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. To commemorate this event, the National Portrait Gallery is showing the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American Native people painted from life. In 1710, four men were chosen to represent the Iroquoian Confederacy of the Mohawk River Valley before Queen Anne to highlight the plight of the colonies in the English military offensive against the French. The men were presented to the royal court as kings. John Verelst was commissioned to paint a portrait of each of the visitors, and he did so with the decorum deemed appropriate for royalty and heads of state. Lent by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives of Canada.