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Students play at recess in front of the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School, near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, in 1914. The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal minister Arthur P. Gray…

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Students sit at their desks insidethe Bear Mountain Indian Mission School on the Monacan reservation near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, in 1914. The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal…

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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…

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In a newspaper article headlined "Amherst County Indians" and published in the Richmond Times on April 19, 1896, Edgar Whitehead describes the history of Virginia Indians in Amherst County.

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Thelma Davis, Pocahontas Cook, and possibly Walter Bradby, all members of the Pamunkey Tribe, pose in native regalia for Walter Washington Foster, probably in Richmond, sometime around 1920. Foster (1857–1935) was a Richmond photographer whose…

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Female Pamunkey students and their teacher pose for the photographer Walter Washington Foster in Richmond sometime around 1920. Foster (1857–1935) was a Richmond photographer whose collection of glass-plate negatives was donated to the Virginia…

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In a segment from the radio program With Good Reason, host Sarah McConnell reports on the damaging effects of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, a state law that stripped Virginia Indians of their legal identity. Dr. Helen Rountree, professor…

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Eight male American Indian students pose for an unknown photographer at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute on March 20, 1880. The second of a "before and after" pair of images, this photograph shows the men in Western-style suits and ties.…

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Karen Kupperman (professor of history at New York University) Randy Shifflett (history professor at Virginia Tech) and Jim Whittenburg (history professor at the College of William and Mary) discuss interpreters like Henry Spelman, an Englishman who,…

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Ten male American Indian students pose for an unknown photographer at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in November 1878. The first of a "before and after" pair of images, this photograph shows the men in native dress upon their arrival…
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