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This quilt, depicting Bishop Heath Light of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia shaking hands with former Monacan chief Kenneth Branham, is the work of Pat McCauley, wife of Monacan tribal member Tommy McCauley. It was made to commemorate…

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…

What Pocahontas Saw.mp3
Historians Helen Rountree and Camilla Townsend deconstruct and demystify the legend of Pocahontas in this January 14, 2007, radio broadcast of With Good Reason, hosted by Sarah McConnell and produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

The Doctrine of Discovery.mp3
When the British planted a cross and their flag on territory previously unclaimed by European nations, they were, Chief Justice John Marshall would later say, exercising a right of discovery that extended back to the fifteenth century colonization by…

A woman identified only as Deaconess Booth poses for an unknown photographerat Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in the Monacan tribal area in Amherst County.

Matthew Johns and Warren Johns pose for an unknown photographer outside of Saint Paul's Church in the Monacan Indian tribal area in Amherst County sometime in the 1960s.

Brafferton Hall.jpg
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…

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…

Bacone University.jpg
Rockefeller Hall, known by students as "Ol Rock," appears in this image. Completed in 1885 and razed in 1938, the building housed Indian students from numerous tribes. Many students from the Chickahominy Tribe obtained their high school and community…

Chickahominy School, 1910.jpg
Samaria Indian Church was built in 1910 in Charles City County, on the former site of the Samaria Baptist Church. A group of Chickahominy families acquired the Samaria Baptist Church in 1901; they had withdrawn from the Cedar Grove and Little Elam…
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