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
Mary Ann Cuffee (1817-1903)

Collection: Eugene E. Cuffee II Collection

Date: 1900

Type of Material: Photograph

Source: Shinnecock Indian Nation – Beverly Jensen Book

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Unknown

Creator: Unknown

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


Mary Ann Cuffee (1817-1903) was the mother of Mary Emma Bunn. Married to Agee Cuffee, she was one who could still speak some of the Shinnecock language, according to Osceola Bunn Martinez. She said to her daughter-in-law Mary Emma Bunn, “Cease your weeping child- there’s work to be done- there’s time enough for that,” after Mary’s husband, David Waukus Bunn, had drowned on the Circassian in 1876 off Bridgehampton (Courtesy of Eugene E. Cuffee II.)

Photo scanned and caption from Beverly Jensen’s ‘Shinnecock Indian Nation’ book



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