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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lynchburg1_edit.jpg
Monacan Indians at Saint Paul's Mission near Bear Mountain in Amherst County pose for this photograph taken by the Episcopal minister John Haraughty sometime in the 1950s. The log cabin, serving as a church, had existed on the Bear Mountain site…

2560.mp3
Karen Kupperman (professor of history at New York University) Randy Shifflett (history professor at Virginia Tech) and Jim Whittenburg (history professor at the College of William and Mary) discuss interpreters like Henry Spelman, an Englishman who,…
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