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Two members of the Mattaponi Tribe present a gift to Virginia governor Mills E. Godwin Jr. (center) on the steps of the State Capitol in Richmond on November 24, 1976. A man at left holds a long stick with fish and quail tied to it, while at right a…

This silver medal is inscribed on the obverse "The King of" and on the reverse "Machotick," with both sides engraved with flowers and cornucopias. It is pierced so as to be hung on a chain and worn around the neck. Scholars assume that the medal was…

In this excerpt from the radio programWith Good Reason, Chiefs Stephen Adkins (Chickahominy) and Kenneth Adams (Upper Mattaponi) discuss historical and present-day issues facing Virginia’s Indians. The program first aired during the week of…

In this report by Martha Woodroof, Monacan chief Kenneth Branham and assistant chief George Whitewolf, who died in 2010, along with Quinten Talbott, a youth dancer, talk about Monacan history and culture. This is one of five separate features,…

In this episode of the radio program Elder Wisdom with Barbara Roberts, which first aired sometime around 2001, Roberts interviews Monacan chief Kenneth Branham, Karenne Wood, and Hattie Bell Hamilton. Elder Wisdom with Barbara Roberts is produced…

In this photograph by Bill Johns, taken on October 27, 2007, a Virginia Historical Highway Marker marks the location of the Bear Mountain indian Mission in Amherst County. Erected in 2007, the marker reads: "Bear Mountain is the spiritual center of…

In this photo by Bill Johns, members of the Monacan Indian Nation speak and perform at the entrance to the Monacan Bridge at its dedication on November 21, 2004. This Lynchburg bypass bridge crosses the James River between Amherst City and…

1989 SESSION HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 390 Offered January 24, 1989 Extending state recognition to the Monacan Indian Tribe of Amherst County. Patrons – Marks and Wilkins Referred to the Committee on Rules WHEREAS, at the time of…

Pamunkey tribal members pose with Governor Harry F. Byrd Sr. and their annual tribute of game, probably in Richmond, sometime between 1926 and 1930. The photographer is unknown. The annual tribute honored the terms of the treatyending the Third…

Pamunkey Indians pose for an unknown photographer at the Yorktown Centennial, celebrating George Washington's victory at the Battle of Yorktown. Festivities were held from October 18 until October 21, 1881. Standing from left to right are an…