Pamunkey Indians with Tribute to Governor, 1926

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1900-1950: Early 20th Century


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Pamunkey Tribe Tribute to Governor, 1926

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This photograph depicts members of the Pamunkey Tribe presenting their yearly tribute of game to the Governor of Virginia, Harry F. Byrd in 1926. This annual tribute began when Cockacoeske, the weroansqua (chief) of the Pamunkey signed the Treaty of Middle Plantation, which recognized the authority of the Colonial Government and the land use of the Virginia Indians.