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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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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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 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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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.

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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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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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