Collections (3 total)
From the Smithsonian's collection of anthropological resources and cultural documentation from around the world. Most of the photographs in this collection were taken by anthropologists James Mooney and Frank Speck around the turn of the century.
Photographs of Monacan Indians from the collection of Jackson Davis, an educational reformer and photographer. From the University of Virginia Library's Special Collections.
This watercolor by English artist John White shows a festive dance scene in Secotan, an Indian town in the Outer Banks region of present-day North Carolina. White visited the town in July 1585, when a great religious ceremony, perhaps connected to the corn harvest, was taking place. Indians from other towns had come for the event, "every man attyred in the most strange fashion they can devise…