Mrs. Emma Jane Lee

Collection: Patchogue-Medford Library DIGITAL PML


Type of Material: Photograph

Source: Scanned from the original photograph which is 10 inches in height and 8 inches in width.

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Unknown

Creator: Red Thunder Cloud [Cromwell Ashbie Hawkins West]

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


The caption reads:
“The name Lee became a family one at Shinnecock when James Lee, a southern Negro married Roxanna Bunn, a Shinnecock Indian. The Lee family has been one of the most well known among the tribe. The Lees were a fine looking people who inherited the physical traits of the Shinnecock Indians.
Among the famous Shinnecock whalers of yesteryear were Milton Lee, Robert Lee, Garrison Lee and Ferdinand Lee who was skipper of “The Bark Amethyst” which became lost in the Arctic seas. Other well known members of this family were Linfield, Lubin, Harriet, Mary Ester, Della, Ferdinand, Belmont, and Robert. This family is still represented among today’s Shinnecocks.
This photo of Emma Jane Lee shows a handsome woman with a very proud and strong face, typical of the Shinnecocks of past generations.”


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