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Louis Firetail.jpg
Louis Firetail (Sioux, Crow Creek), wearing tribal clothing, poses in an American history class at the Hampton Institute sometime around 1899 or 1900. Hampton was chartered in 1870 as a land grant school and exclusively served African Americans until…

Bear Mountain Indian Mission School 2.jpg
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…

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

Amherst Indian School in the Mountains.jpg
A church, a school (right), and a teachers' cottage (center) stand near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, home to the Monacan Indian Nation. A log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal minister…

Indian Settlement Home.jpg
A log cabin stands at the Monacan Indian settlement at Falling Rock, near Bear Mountain in Amherst County in 1914. The photographer,Jackson Davis(1882–1947), was a Cumberland County native who took this photograph as part of a series…

Amherst Indian School and Mission.jpg
A schoolhouse and chapel stand at Falling Rock, near Bear Mountain, in the Monacan Indian settlement near Bear Mountain in Amherst County, in 1914. A log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the site since about 1868. In 1908, the Episcopal…

1923, The Southwestern Episcopalian 001.jpg
In an article titled "Bear Mountain Mission: To Heal the Body; To Save the Soul," published in the Southwestern Episcopalian in 1923, an unidentified writer describes the medical work being done among Monacan Indians at Saint Paul's Mission in…

1921-The Southwestern Episcopalian 1.jpg
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 child and an elderly woman, both Monacan Indians, pose in the door of a log cabin at the Monacan Indian settlement in Amherst County in 1914. The woman was reportedly the grandmother of forty-three or forty-eight children, most of whom, according…

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Students play at recess in front of the Bear Mountain Indian Mission School, 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 minister Arthur P. Gray…
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