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Chickahominy Indians

Chickahominy Family

The Bradby family, of the Chickahominy tribe, poses for the photographer James Mooney in an unknown location sometime around 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology compiling information about American Indian tribes. From left to right are Powhatan Bradby, Mary Elizabeth Adkins-Bradby, and Kermit Bradby.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: James Mooney

Created: ca. 1900

Medium: Glass-plate negative

Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, negative #GN 00856

Chickahominy in Richmond

Chickahominy Indians pose in regalia at an unknown location sometime after 1920. They are probably in Richmond to present their annual tribute to the governor. The annual ceremony honored the terms of the treaty ending the Third Anglo-Powhatan War (1644–1646). In exchange for loyalty to the Crown, the Chickahominy Indians received military protection from the English. The annual ceremony continues to be observed by the Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes but not the Chickahominy.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Twentieth century

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of William Palmer Gray Collection, The Valentine

Intertribal Powwow

Chickahominy, Pamunkey, and Mattaponi Indian children play together at an intertribal powwow in an unknown location sometime late in the 1920s. The photographer is unknown. From left to right are Eldridge Adkins, Opechancanough Adkins, Savannah Adkins, Mohawk Adkins, Annawon Adkins, Alice Adkins, and Lucian Adkins.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Late 1920s

Medium: Contact print from 5" x 7" negative

Courtesy of Virginia Chamber of Commerce Collection, courtesy of the Library of Virginia

Chickahominy Indians at Intertribal Powwow

Members of the Chickahominy Indian tribe pose for an unknown photographer at an intertribal powwow at an unknown location sometime early in the 1920s. Among those photographed are Mary Holmes (first from left), Curtis J. Wynn (third from left), and Lee Holmes (fifth from left).

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Early 1920s

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Virginia Chamber of Commerce Collection, courtesy of the Library of Virginia

Papoose Poses Problem
Clifton Holmes, a member of the Chickahominy Indian tribe, gives a speech while his daughter tries to climb up the podium on September 28, 1969. The girl's mother can be seen reaching for her daughter. The photograph, by Lawrence Brown, was taken at the twentieth annual Chickahominy Indian Fall Festival at Roxbury in Charles City County, an event sponsored jointly by the tribe and the Woodmen of the World.
 
Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

Original Author: Lawrence Brown

Created: September 28, 1969

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center

Native American Dance

Traditionally dressed Native American men and boys dance in a cleared area outside a school or community building as part of Native American Week in Virginia. Wes Owen, a member of the Chickahominy tribe, is at center.

This photograph, by an unknown photographer, was taken for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and dated September 26, 1988.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

 

Original Author: Unknown

Created: September 26, 1988

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center

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  • Chickahominy Family

    The Bradby family, of the Chickahominy tribe, poses for the photographer James Mooney in an unknown location sometime around 1900. Mooney (1861–1921) was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology compiling information about American Indian tribes. From left to right are Powhatan Bradby, Mary Elizabeth Adkins-Bradby, and Kermit Bradby.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: James Mooney

    Created: ca. 1900

    Medium: Glass-plate negative

    Courtesy of National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, negative #GN 00856

  • Chickahominy in Richmond

    Chickahominy Indians pose in regalia at an unknown location sometime after 1920. They are probably in Richmond to present their annual tribute to the governor. The annual ceremony honored the terms of the treaty ending the Third Anglo-Powhatan War (1644–1646). In exchange for loyalty to the Crown, the Chickahominy Indians received military protection from the English. The annual ceremony continues to be observed by the Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes but not the Chickahominy.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Twentieth century

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of William Palmer Gray Collection, The Valentine

  • Intertribal Powwow

    Chickahominy, Pamunkey, and Mattaponi Indian children play together at an intertribal powwow in an unknown location sometime late in the 1920s. The photographer is unknown. From left to right are Eldridge Adkins, Opechancanough Adkins, Savannah Adkins, Mohawk Adkins, Annawon Adkins, Alice Adkins, and Lucian Adkins.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Late 1920s

    Medium: Contact print from 5" x 7" negative

    Courtesy of Virginia Chamber of Commerce Collection, courtesy of the Library of Virginia

  • Chickahominy Indians at Intertribal Powwow

    Members of the Chickahominy Indian tribe pose for an unknown photographer at an intertribal powwow at an unknown location sometime early in the 1920s. Among those photographed are Mary Holmes (first from left), Curtis J. Wynn (third from left), and Lee Holmes (fifth from left).

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Early 1920s

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Virginia Chamber of Commerce Collection, courtesy of the Library of Virginia

  • Papoose Poses Problem

    Clifton Holmes, a member of the Chickahominy Indian tribe, gives a speech while his daughter tries to climb up the podium on September 28, 1969. The girl's mother can be seen reaching for her daughter. The photograph, by Lawrence Brown, was taken at the twentieth annual Chickahominy Indian Fall Festival at Roxbury in Charles City County, an event sponsored jointly by the tribe and the Woodmen of the World.
     
    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

    Original Author: Lawrence Brown

    Created: September 28, 1969

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center

  • Native American Dance

    Traditionally dressed Native American men and boys dance in a cleared area outside a school or community building as part of Native American Week in Virginia. Wes Owen, a member of the Chickahominy tribe, is at center.

    This photograph, by an unknown photographer, was taken for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and dated September 26, 1988.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

     

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: September 26, 1988

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection, Valentine Richmond History Center