Browse Items tagged "Monacan Indian Nation" (46 total)

Dr. George Perley Phenix (left) and an unidentified Monacan Indian man split boards at the Indian settlement in Amherst in 1914. Phenix (1864–1930), a Maine native, was an educator in Connecticut before taking charge of academic affairs at the…

Students sit at their desks inside theBear Mountain Indian Mission School on the Monacan settlement near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, in 1914. The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal…

Chief Sharon Bryant of the Monacan Indian Nation is shown in this photograph by Bill Johns taken on May 21, 2006, at the annual Monacan powwow in Elon.

These traditional-style honeysuckle baskets are the work of Bertie Branham (Monacan). The photograph was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof theVirginia Foundation for the…

A photograph by Bill Johns, taken on September 16, 2006, during the Monacan Fall Festival at Natural Bridge, shows the interior of a replica Monacan Indian dwelling.

In this photograph by Bill Johns, taken on October 27, 2007, a Virginia Historical Highway Marker marks the location of the Bear Mountain indian Mission in Amherst County. Erected in 2007, the marker reads: "Bear Mountain is the spiritual center of…

A stone marker indicates the burial site of a number of Monacan Indian families at Bear Mountain in Amherst County. The photograph was taken by Bill Johns on March 18, 2006.

This photo, taken by Bill Johns on October 1, 2005, shows the Monacan Indian Nation's Homecoming and Scholarship Auction in Amherst County.

In this photo by Bill Johns, members of the Monacan Indian Nation cross the Monacan Bridge at its dedication on November 21, 2004. This Lynchburg bypass bridge crosses the James River between Amherst City and Lynchburg, part of a new US 29 bypass…

In this photo by Bill Johns, members of the Monacan Indian Nation speak and perform at the entrance to the Monacan Bridge at its dedication on November 21, 2004. This Lynchburg bypass bridge crosses the James River between Amherst City and…