Browse Items tagged "ceremony" (47 total)

These photos show multiple views of the same artifact, a bear maxilla (upper jaw bone) found at a Late Woodland site in Tazewell County, southwestern Virginia. The bottom left image shows how the maxilla was cut and smoothed along the nasal, palatal…

Archaeologists have recovered whole or fragmentary antler sets from several sites in northwestern Virginia. Cut marks at the base, where portions of the skull bone are often still attached, as well as the lack of use wear on the tips, suggests that…

The Roanoke Indian town of Secotan is portrayed in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows village life as it was lived by the…

A group of Indians is portrayed performing a ceremony around a fire in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows life as it was lived…

Indian men and women dance around a circle while three young women embrace in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry attempts to depict…

A parade float moves down a Richmond street during the Virginia Historical Pageant, held May 22–28, 1922. The banner reads, "Pocahontas-John Rolfe visit Chief Powhatan at his home. Falls of the James 1615." Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan,…

Virginia governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb shakes hands with Pamunkey chief Tecumseh Deer Foot Cook. Two other men stand and hold a long branch with a deer tied to it, as part of a Thanksgiving tribute at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.The…

Webster "Little Eagle" Custalow, chief of the Mattaponi Indians (left), and Norman "Chief Evening Star" Custalowdance at a Thanksgiving celebration outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Virginia governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb, Chief…

Virginia governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb speaks with Mattaponi chief Webster Custalow and a young woman wearing Native American dress at a Thanksgiving celebration at the State Capitol in Richmond. This photograph, by Bruce Parker, was taken for…

Virginia governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb(second from right), Mattaponi chief Webster Custalow, and others watch an Indian man perform a harvest ritual in Richmond while a television news crew films the event. This photograph, by an unidentified…