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This small four-hole bone whistle or flute was broken in use, which is probably why it ended up in a village trash pit. It is made from a long bone hollowed out in the middle, and was found at a Late Woodland site in Henry County in the southern…

A group of Indians is portrayed performing a ceremony around a fire in this colored engraving by Theodor de Bry based on a watercolor painting by John White. Adding considerable detail to White's eyewitness sketch, de Bry shows life as it was lived…

A man wearing traditional Native American dress of deerskin, beads, and feathers plays a large drum while a boy sits on another man's lap at a celebration that was part of Native American Week in Virginia. This photograph, by an unknown…

Drummers and possibly singers in dance attire pose at a Nanticoke powwow and Thanksgiving dance in Riverdale, Delaware, in 1927, with audience in clothing of the period looking on. Rappahannock Indians from Virginia are believed to have been visiting…

Indian men and women, dressed and undressed, participate in a fire ceremony in this watercolorbyJohn White, the English artist who in 1585 accompanied a failed colonizing expedition toRoanoke Islandin present-day North Carolina.Five people in the…

Ronnie Branham, a future chief of the Monacan Indian Nation, poses with a guitar for an unknown photographer sometime in the 1960s. Branham died in 2012.

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…

Ken Custalow.mp3
Karenne Wood, director of the Virginia Indian Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Ken Custalow, a member of the Mattaponi Tribe, at his home on the Mattaponi Reservation in King William County.

Karenne Wood, director of theVirginia Indian Programat theVirginia Foundation for the Humanities, interviews Powhatan Red Cloud-Owen while the two are driving.
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