Interior, Bear Mountain Indian Mission School

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Title

Interior, Bear Mountain Indian Mission School

Subject

Virginia Indians, Monacan

Description

Students sit at their desks inside the 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 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 0024, 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

000013326_0002.jpg

Citation

Jackson Davis, “Interior, Bear Mountain Indian Mission School,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/56.

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