Category Archives: Pamunkey

Pamunkey Petition 1893

From “Pamunkey Indians of Virginia” (1894), John G. Pollard (Online): Transcription: The Pamunkey, as a tribe, are neither handsome nor homely, long nor short, stout nor slim, in fact they differ among themselves in these respects to the same … Continue reading

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The Legend of Batz Grave

Fletcher Freeman, a long time researcher focused on the records of the Albemarle Sound region of North Carolina and Virginia, particularly the Chowan, has contributed numerous articles over the years to the Lost Colony Research Group, many of which have been … Continue reading

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Pamunkey Indians of Virginia

This article about the Pamunkey Indians was found at and was originally published by the Bureau of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution in 1894. To the best of my knowledge it is in the public domain, so it is being reprinting it … Continue reading

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I’ve been trying to find some way to obtain a copy of the thesis, So Good a Work: The Brafferton School, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 1988, Department of History, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia by Karen Stuart.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

While reading James Mooney’s paper, Powhatan Confederacy, Past and Present, I was transcribing the list of Pamunkey tribal members from 1899, and I noticed “the small print.”  At the end of the list was a note that said “Others with … 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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