Category Archives: Chickahominy

Brafferton School Student List

I’ve been trying to find some way to obtain a copy of the thesis, So Good a Work: The Brafferton School, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 1988, Department of History, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia by Karen Stuart.  This document … Continue reading

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Chicohominy Living on Mr. Ben Arnold’s Land

Abstracts: Acts of Assembly for James City County: April 24, 1691 court session:  The Chicohominy Indians’ petition to continue living on the land “of Mr. Ben. Arnold” is read in court and also given to the Committee of Propositions. This … Continue reading

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The Powhatan Confederacy, Past and Present by James Mooney

The Powhatan are the Indians that lived near and surrounding Jamestown.  Those same Indians claim to have killed the surviving Lost Colonists about 1607, the Colonistshaving joined with a Chesapeake Tribe after being left on Roanoke Island in 1587.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Plunder of the Chickahominy

When we think of plunder, it’s often in the context of Indians raiding English homesteads and villages. We think of the settlers as having valuables and livestock to plunder, and the Indians having little.  But that wasn’t always the case, as we can see … Continue reading

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Drammacho Mongy – Chickahominy Chief

In James City County, Va., in the Acts of Assembly, we find what may be the first instance of an Indian chief with a surname in the colonial records. Drammacho Mongy, chief Ruler of the Chickahominy, petitioned that lands in … Continue reading

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