Category Archives: Nansemond

Alfred Wilkins, The Old Indian

One of our subscribers, John, send me some family information about Alfred Wilkins.  As it turns out, this family is quite interesting.  These first few paragraphs were provided in the exchange. A manuscript entitled “Walking Upright: The Coharie People of … Continue reading

Posted in Cherokee, Coharie, Croatan (Later Lumbee), Lumbee, Nansemond, Powhatan | 27 Comments

A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 14 – The Social History of the Early Lumbees after 1770

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be … Continue reading

Posted in Cheraw, Hatteras, Lumbee, Meherrin, Nansemond, Peedee, Poteskeet, Saponi, Yawpim | Leave a comment

A Report on Research of Lumbee Origins by Robert K. Thomas – Part 13 – The Social History of the Early Lumbees

A continuation of Robert K. Thomas’s Report of Research on Lumbee Origins.  This was transcribed from a photocopy of an original report at the Wilson Library, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC in June of 2012.   Any comments I have will be made at … Continue reading

Posted in Lumbee, Miami, Nansemond, Poteskeet, Saponi, Yawpim | 1 Comment

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I’ve been trying to find some way to obtain a copy of the thesis, So Good a Work: The Brafferton School, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 1988, Department of History, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia by Karen Stuart.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

Posted in Chickahominy, Meherrin, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Saponi | 10 Comments

From Nansemond to Monacan: The Legacy of the Pochick-Nansemond among the Bear Mountain Monacan

Jay Hansford C. Vest wrote an article which was published in 2003 titled From Nansemond to Monacon: The Legacy of the Pochick-Nansemond among the Bear Mountain Monacon (American Indian Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2003, Vol 21, No 3 and 4). The article discusses in depth the history of … 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

Posted in Chickahominy, Mattapony, Nansemond, Pamunkey, Powhatan | 6 Comments