Shinnecock, People of the Stony Shore Photo Project attempts to reinforce our connection to the land and aims to present ourselves in a web-based portraiture platform.
The Shinnecock Portrait Project is made possible with Special thanks to MDOC Storyteller’s Institute hosted at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, in June 2018.
Collection: Patchogue-Medford Library Digital PML https://digitalpml.pmlib.org/search.php?search=item&item=347
Type of Material: Photograph
Source: Scanned from the original photograph which is 10 inches in width and 8 inches in height.
Coverage/Location: Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, N.Y. (Town)
Creator: Red Thunder Cloud [Cromwell Ashbie Hawkins West]
Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction
The caption reads:
“It appears to have been a bleak and wintry day when these Shinnecocks were trying to wright a flagpole that the wintry wind had blown over some years ago. The man with the mustache on the right and black shock of hair is Charles Bunn who is shown in photo 25.
I would judge that this photo was taken somewhere around 1908. Pictured on the left is a shed that might have been a shelter for the horse and buggy that belonged to the teacher.
Many of the members of the tribe recall the days that they and their grandparents learned the three R’s in this quaint little schoolhouse that burnt down in the year of 1967.”