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Rappahannock tribal member Elsie Nelson poses for the photographer Frank G. Speck in Indian Neck sometime between 1914 and 1925. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, where…

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This classic-style wood-fired turtle container with lid is the work of Voncie "Bright Eyes" Fortune (Rappahannock). The photograph was originally published inThe Virginia Indian Heritage Trail(2007), produced by theVirginia Indian Programof the…

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A modern map shows the locations of various Indian groups in Tidewater Virginia that in 1607 constituted the Powhatan paramount chiefdom. By 1607, Powhatan had expanded his domain, through a combination of force and diplomacy, to between twenty-eight…

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In this report by Jesse Dukes, Rappahannock chief Ann Richardson and assistant chief Mark Fortune discuss native drum and dance traditions. This is one of five separate features, producedby theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities,that aired in May…

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Rappahannock councilor James Johnson, visiting a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1925, sits on a boulder covered by a trade blanket. He wears a feather headdress, fringed shirt, and edged leggings. The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson…

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Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson (1883–1967) shoots a wooden crossbow in a snowy yard with a clapboard house in this photograph by Frank G. Speck dated January 1942. Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of…

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Indians from Virginia (possibly Rappahannock tribal members), visiting the Nanticokes at Millsboro, Delaware, in 1927, pose on a wooden walkway in front of a wooden clapboard house with screened porch. They wear various fringed cloth pants, shirts,…

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Councilor Robert H. Clarke (Rappahannock), Dorelix Amaf (Nanticoke), and Councilor James Johnson (Rappahannock), wearing feather headdresses, fringed hide shirts, and trade blankets,pose on a wooden plank walkway. The Rappahannocks likely were…

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Two women and two men, wearing traditional clothing, including feather headdresses, necklaces, and fringed clothing, sit on a sandy bank in front of trees and wooden houses. The Rappahannock chief James Johnson is at center, visiting a Nanticoke…

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Rappahannock chief George L. Nelson, wearing an elaborately beaded or embroidered fringed cloth jacket and an upright feather headdress, stands in front of a wooden clapboard house. The photograph may have been taken during a Nanticoke powwow in…
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