Browse Items tagged "children" (61 total)

This miniature celt is made soapstone, also called steatite. Steatite is a soft stone that was used to create many types of artifacts. Usually, celts were made of greenstone and were larger, making archaeologists puzzle over the possible function…

These interesting artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They are miniature clay vessels that likely represent child’s toys. The pots show fabric, net, and fingerprint impressions. Artifacts like…

These artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include (left to right, top to bottom): a triangular, single-hole, slate pendant; a clay trumpet pipe; a clay handle; a miniature clay pot, probably…

These artifacts were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include (left to right, top to bottom): a clay elbow pipe; a shallow clay bowl (perhaps a child’s toy); a chlorite pipe bowl fragment with…

These ground stone gorgets and pendants were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They include steatite, schist, shale, and banded slate specimens. These types of stone produced impressive, shining colors when…

Bertie Branham, a Monacan basket maker, holds her granddaughter during a Monacan tribal event at which a bridge in Lynchburg was named for the tribe and dedicated.

A wife of an Indianweroance, or chief, carries a gourd while her eight-to-ten-year-old daughter waves a European rattle and holds a well-dressed doll in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding…

Indian mothers carry their children on their backs in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry that was based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows village life as it was lived…

Virginia governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb speaks with children dressed in Native American clothing at a Thanksgiving celebration outside the Virginia State Capitol. From left to right are Ivy Hill, age eight; Michelle Hill, age eleven; April Hill,…

Virginia governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb speaks with Mattaponi chief Webster Custalow and a young woman wearing Native American dress at a Thanksgiving celebration at the State Capitol in Richmond. This photograph, by Bruce Parker, was taken for…