Offering at the Capitol
Pamunkey chief Tecumseh Deer Foot Cook and a girl stand together outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond in front of a dead rabbit and deer while men in suits look on. The annual tribute honored the terms of the treaty ending the Third Anglo-Powhatan War (1644–1646). In exchange for loyalty to the Crown, the Pamunkey, Chickahominy, and Mattaponi Indian tribes received military protection from the English. The annual ceremony continues to be observed by the Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes but not the Chickahominy.
This photograph, by Lui K. Wong, was taken for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and dated November 21, 1980.