Amherst Indian School and Mission: Falling Rock

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Title

Amherst Indian School and Mission: Falling Rock

Subject

Virginia Indians, Monacan

Description

A schoolhouse and chapel stand at Falling Rock, near Bear Mountain, in the Monacan Indian settlement near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, in 1914.

A 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, by adding classrooms to the cabin, the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School. 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 0018, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Date

1914

Coverage

twentieth century
central Virginia
Amherst

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"

Files

Amherst Indian School and Mission.jpg

Citation

Jackson Davis, “Amherst Indian School and Mission: Falling Rock,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/77.

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