Browse Items tagged "religion" (17 total)

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…

MISSION WORK AMONG SOME CHEROKEE REMNANTS IN VIRGINIA. BY ARTHUR P. GRAY, JR. In the latter part of the 18th century, and the early part of the 19th, the inhabitants of the Piedmont section of Virginia were accustomed to see small bands of…

AMHERST COUNTY INDIANS. Highly Interesting History of an Old Settlement of Cherokees. WILLIAM B. JOHNS LIVING AT 97. In Days Gone By They were Isolated, Being Too Proud to Associate with Negros and Denied Social Intercourse with…

Karen Kupperman (professor of history at New York University) discusses settlers' knowledge of Indian religion and instances of Indian conversion to Christianity. This audio clip is an excerpt from an interview originally aired during week of…

Karen Kupperman (professor of history at New York University) vividly retells the creation story of the Powhatan Indians. This audio clip is an excerpt from an interview originally aired during week of September 30, 2006 on the radio program With…

James Horn, author of numerous books on colonial America, and Douglas Foard, expert on Spanish history at George Mason University, describe the remarkable story of Virginia Indian Paquiquineo, also known by the Spanish as Don Luís de Velasco.…

A painted and framed photograph of Reverend Thomas W. Langston, a member of the Pamunkey tribe, was taken in October 1899 and indicates his birth date as September 24, 1839. The photographer was the prolific De Lancey W. Gill (1859–1940), who…