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A newspaper article, headlined "Indian Mission Aided by Recent Campaign" and published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 27, 1922, details fund-raising activity at the Monacan Indian Mission near Bear Creek in Amherst County.

In an article published in the New Era Progress on October 22, 1908, the Reverend Arthur P. Gray Jr. writes of his missionary work among the Indians of Amherst County.

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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…

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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…

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In a newspaper article headlined "Amherst County Indians" and published in the Richmond Times on April 19, 1896, Edgar Whitehead describes the history of Virginia Indians in Amherst County.

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This brick structure was built in 1723 to house a school for Indians already in operation since 1712, intended to convert them to Christianity and instruct them according to the English model. The funds for its erection and operation came from a…

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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…

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This romanticized 1845 oil painting is believed to represent seventeenth-century English colonist John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas. Partially dressed in armor, Rolfe has one arm around his Indian bride and his other hand touching the base of a…

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Monacan Indian members of Saint Paul's Mission near Bear Mountain in Amherst County gather in this photograph taken by the Episcopal minister John Haraughty sometime in the 1950s or 1960s. The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the Bear…

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In an article headlined "Bear Mountain or Indian Mission" and published in the Southwestern Episcopalian in 1921, Martin J. Bram describes his experience of the abbreviated conversational style of Indians in Amherst County and judges it a symptom of…
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