Group of Eight in Dance Costume 23 OCT 1899


Group of Eight in Dance Costume 23 OCT 1899


Five Pamunkey men and two children in traditional dance costumes, along with a man in a suit, pose for a portrait by the photographer De Lancey W. Gill on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in King William County on October 23, 1899. Gill (1859–1940) was a prolific photographer for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology from 1898 until 1930 and specialized in making images of American Indians.


De Lancey W. Gill

Date Created

October 23, 1899


National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution



Physical Dimension

7" x 9"


nineteenth century, Virginia, Tidewater region

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