Shinnecock Photo Project attempts to reinforce our connection to the land and aims to present ourselves in a web-based portraiture platform. This project is led by enrolled Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal member photographer Jeremy Dennis.

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.


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Legacy Photos
Lace Eleazer and Nettie Cuffee Eleazer at West Woods, 1940s

Collection: Courtesy of Eugene E. Cuffee II

Date: 1940

Type of Material: Photograph

Source: Beverly Jensen’s Shinnecock Indian Nation, Book, 2015

Language: English

Coverage/Location: West Woods

Creator: Unknown

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


The caption reads: “Giant rocks appear on tribal lands in Westwoods, Hampton Bays. This site off the Peconic Bay has large rocks along the shore, which have been part of tribal shore lore for generations. In the 1940s, tribal member Lace Eleazer (left) was photographed with relatives there, including Nettie Cuffee Eleazer (facing the camera).” (Courtesy of Eugene E. Cuffee II.)

From Beverly Jensen’s Shinnecock Indian Nation, Book, 2015



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