Browse Items tagged "crafts" (15 total)

Two Indian men are portrayed using fire and shells to dig out a canoe in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry possibly based on a watercolor painting by John White. The image shows life as it was lived by the Algonquian-speaking Indians in the…

James S. Watson, a backhoe operator, is shown standing beside a hollowed-out cypress log he found while digging utility lines for the Canterbridge subdivision in western Henrico County. Watson and others believed the log may have been an Indian canoe…

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Indian men and women, dressed and undressed, participate in a fire ceremony in this watercolorbyJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition toRoanoke Islandin present-day North Carolina.Five people in the…

This carved and painted cigar store figure, made around 1870, represents a man in supposed Indian dress. Unlike most cigar store figures of the period, this one depicts a Virginia Indian of the 1600s, wearing a crown of tobacco leaves and a "kilt"…

A nineteenth-century child's jigsaw puzzle creates an image of the marriage of Virginia Indian Pocahontas and English colonist John Rolfe, an event officiated by Anglican minister Richard Bucke in Jamestown in 1614. The twenty-piece puzzle made of…

This quilt, depicting Bishop Heath Light of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia shaking hands with former Monacan chief Kenneth Branham, is the work of Pat McCauley, wife of Monacan tribal member Tommy McCauley. It was made to commemorate…

Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Ken Custalow, a member of the Mattaponi Tribe, at his home on the Mattaponi Reservation in King William County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Carilyn Sue Branham Elliott, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, at the Monacan Tribal Center in Amherst County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Pam Talbott, a member of the Monacan Indian Nation, at the Monacan Tribal Center in Amherst County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Mildred Moore, a member of the Pamunkey Tribe, at her home on the Pamunkey Reservation in King William County.