Group of Students Indian Mission, Falling Rock

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Title

Group of Students Indian Mission, Falling Rock

Subject

Virginia Indians, Monacan

Description

Students stand with their teacher in front of the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School on the Monacan settlement 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 Jr. established Saint Paul's Mission and added classrooms to the cabin. The school enrolled students through the seventh grade until public school desegregation in 1964.

Jackson Davis (1882–1947) was a Cumberland County native who took this photograph and many others of the Monacans as part of a series documenting the education of minority groups in Virginia.

Creator

Jackson Davis

Source

Jackson Davis, Papers, 1906–1947, Accession #3072, #3072-a, Negative Number 0023, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Date

1914

Coverage

central Virginia
twentieth century
Amherst

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

Files

12-Falling Rock School.jpg

Citation

Jackson Davis, “Group of Students Indian Mission, Falling Rock,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/12.

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