Virginia Indians in Delaware

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Title

Virginia Indians in Delaware

Description

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, and dresses, some beaded and ribboned, as well as feather headdresses, hats, and necklaces.

The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson (1904–1994), of Massachusetts, was a student of the famed anthropologist Frank G. Speck at the University of Pennsylvania. As an anthropologist, archaeologist, linguist, and photographer, he studied American Indians in the eastern United States and Canada.

Creator

Frederick Johnson

Source

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Date

1927

Rights

Information provided with the permission of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Coverage

twentieth century
Millsboro, Delaware
Virginia

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7" x 5"

Files

N14755.jpg

Citation

Frederick Johnson, “Virginia Indians in Delaware,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed May 29, 2022, https://www.virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/232.

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