Browse Items tagged "Rappahannock" (17 total)

Indians from Virginia (possibly Rappahannock tribal members), visiting the Nanticokes at Millsboro, Delaware, in 1927, pose on a wooden walkway in front of a wooden clapboard house with screened porch. They wear various fringed cloth pants, shirts,…

Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson (1883–1967) shoots a wooden crossbow in a snowy yard with a clapboard house in this photograph by Frank G. Speck dated January 1942. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of…

Rappahannock councilor James Johnson, visiting a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1925, sits on a boulder covered by a trade blanket. He wears a feather headdress, fringed shirt, and edged leggings. The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson…

In this report by Jesse Dukes, Rappahannock chief Ann Richardson and assistant chief Mark Fortune discuss native drum and dance traditions. This is one of five separate features, producedby theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities,that aired in May…

A modern map shows the locations of various Indian groups in Tidewater Virginia that in 1607 constituted the Powhatan paramount chiefdom. By 1607, Powhatan had expanded his domain, through a combination of force and diplomacy, to between twenty-eight…

This classic-style wood-fired turtle container with lid is the work of Voncie "Bright Eyes" Fortune (Rappahannock). The photograph was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof the…

Rappahannock tribal member Elsie Nelson poses for the photographer Frank G. Speck in Indian Neck sometime between 1914 and 1925. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, where…