Chickahominy Indians Pay Tribute to the Governor of Virginia
Original Author: James Mooney
Created: December 10, 1919
Medium: Photograph

Chickahominy Tribal Members Pay Tribute to the Governor of Virginia

Members of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe visit the executive mansion in Richmond on December 10, 1919, to present Governor Westmoreland Davis (not pictured) with game as part of the annual tribute honoring the terms of the treaty ending the Third Anglo-Powhatan War. The annual ceremony continues to be observed by the Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes but not the Chickahominy.

From left to right stand Mr. Throckmorton (brother of Reverend P. E. Throckmorton), H. A. Adkins, Chief O. W. Adkins, C. Mulford Crutchfield, First Lady Marguerite Inman Davis, Miss Hunter (standing behind Mrs. Davis), E. Victor Williams, Reverend P. E. Throckmorton, and three Chickahominy men: Tazewell Adkins, Elias N. Adkins, and Harvey N. Adkins.

The photographer, James Mooney (1861–1921), was an Indiana native who worked for the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology compiling information about Native tribes.

Description courtesy of the Virginia Indian Archive.