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Rappahannock Tribe During the 1920s

Rappahannock Representatives

Councilor Robert H. Clarke (Rappahannock), Dorelix Amaf (Nanticoke), and Councilor James Johnson (Rappahannock), wearing feather headdresses, fringed hide shirts, and trade blankets, pose on a wooden plank walkway. The Rappahannocks likely were visiting Delaware for a Nanticoke powwow in 1925.

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.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

 

Original Author: Frederick Johnson

Created: 1925

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Thanksgiving Dance

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 for the occasion.

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.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

 

Original Author: Frederick Johnson

Created: 1927

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Rappahannock Woman

Susie P. Nelson, wife of Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson, wears a fringed cloth dress, beaded necklace, and feather and beaded headband in this outdoor portrait taken at a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1927.

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.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

 

Original Author: Frederick Johnson

Created: 1927

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Thanksgiving Ceremony

The Rappahannock man Robert Clarke addresses visitors at a Nanticoke Thanksgiving ceremony in a clearing in the woods in Riverdale, Delaware, 1927. He wears beaded or embroidered pants and a fringed shirt, feather headdress, 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.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

 

Original Author: Frederick Johnson

Created: 1927

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

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  • Rappahannock Representatives

    Councilor Robert H. Clarke (Rappahannock), Dorelix Amaf (Nanticoke), and Councilor James Johnson (Rappahannock), wearing feather headdresses, fringed hide shirts, and trade blankets, pose on a wooden plank walkway. The Rappahannocks likely were visiting Delaware for a Nanticoke powwow in 1925.

    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.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

     

    Original Author: Frederick Johnson

    Created: 1925

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

  • Thanksgiving Dance

    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 for the occasion.

    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.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

     

    Original Author: Frederick Johnson

    Created: 1927

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

  • Rappahannock Woman

    Susie P. Nelson, wife of Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson, wears a fringed cloth dress, beaded necklace, and feather and beaded headband in this outdoor portrait taken at a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1927.

    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.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

     

    Original Author: Frederick Johnson

    Created: 1927

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

  • Thanksgiving Ceremony

    The Rappahannock man Robert Clarke addresses visitors at a Nanticoke Thanksgiving ceremony in a clearing in the woods in Riverdale, Delaware, 1927. He wears beaded or embroidered pants and a fringed shirt, feather headdress, 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.

    Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.

     

    Original Author: Frederick Johnson

    Created: 1927

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution