Browse Items tagged "Christianity" (13 total)

Rockefeller Hall, known by students as "Ol Rock," appears in this image. Completed in 1885 and razed in 1938, the building housed Indian students from numerous tribes. Many students from the Chickahominy Tribe obtained their high school and community…

This romanticized 1845 oil painting is believed to represent seventeenth-century English colonist John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas. Partially dressed in armor, Rolfe has one arm around his Indian bride and his other hand touching the base of a…

This brick structure was built in 1723 to house a school for Indians already in operation since 1712, intended to convert them to Christianity and instruct them according to the English model. The funds for its erection and operation came from a…

A woman identified only as Deaconess Booth poses for an unknown photographerat Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in the Monacan tribal area in Amherst County.

When the British planted a cross and their flag on territory previously unclaimed by European nations, they were, Chief Justice John Marshall would later say, exercising a right of discovery that extended back to the fifteenth century colonization by…

Historians Helen Rountree and Camilla Townsend deconstruct and demystify the legend of Pocahontas in this January 14, 2007, radio broadcast of With Good Reason, hosted by Sarah McConnell and produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1922. INDIAN MISSION AIDED BY RECENT CAMPAIGN Enthusiastic Congregational Meeting of Ascension Episcopal Church Is Held. [Special to The Times-Dispatch] AMHERST, VA., Nov. 25.—An enthusiastic congregational meeting…

BEAR MOUNTAIN OR INDIAN MISSION UNIQUE WORK NEAR AMHERST By Martin J. Bram “GOOD MORNING.” “Good morning.” “Looks like rain.” (pause) “Yass, looks like rain.” “We sure do need a little…

MISSION WORK AMONG SOME CHEROKEE REMNANTS IN VIRGINIA. BY ARTHUR P. GRAY, JR. In the latter part of the 18th century, and the early part of the 19th, the inhabitants of the Piedmont section of Virginia were accustomed to see small bands of…

AMHERST COUNTY INDIANS. Highly Interesting History of an Old Settlement of Cherokees. WILLIAM B. JOHNS LIVING AT 97. In Days Gone By They were Isolated, Being Too Proud to Associate with Negros and Denied Social Intercourse with…