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In an article published in the New Era Progress on October 22, 1908, the Reverend Arthur P. Gray Jr. writes of his missionary work among the Indians of Amherst County.

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In an article headlined "Bear Mountain or Indian Mission" and published in the Southwestern Episcopalian in 1921, Martin J. Bram describes his experience of the abbreviated conversational style of Indians in Amherst County and judges it a symptom of…

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In a newspaper article headlined "Heart-to-Health Talk with Virginia Red Men" and published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 25, 1908, the writer describes new phonographic technology and how it was used to reproduce, for Indians living in…

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A Virginia Indian in a headdress holds a bow in one hand and tobacco leaves in the other in this woodblock image used by an English company to label its "Best Virginia" tobacco product. Tobacco was the major cash crop for the English colonists in…

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A Virginia Indian and a European shake hands while a ship waits at sea in this illustration, labeled as Exposition Design No. 3, intended to publicize the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition of 1907, which marked the 300th anniversaryof the founding…

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Louis Firetail (Sioux, Crow Creek), wearing tribal clothing, poses in an American history class at the Hampton Institute sometime around 1899 or 1900. Hampton was chartered in 1870 as a land grant school and exclusively served African Americans until…

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A hand-colored engraving produced in New York City in the late nineteenth century recreates the perhaps-apocryphal 1607 scene of John Smith being saved by Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief of the Virginia Indian political…

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An Indian woman and man pose under a banner that reads, "Ples de Virginie." The first word may be an abbreviation for "peuples" or (peoples), or, less likely, for "perles" (pearls), in reference to the figures' necklaces. Although the engraving…

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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"…

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A packaging label for Indian Queen tobacco, manufactured by W. A. Blankenship and Company of Richmond and dating to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, features an Indian woman standing outdoors with a tepee and Indian man in the…
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