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
Princess Wyandank, Princess Red Fox, Princess Nowedonah and Chief Thunder Bird

Collection: Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series, [Set 1] – The Patchogue-Medford Library


Type of Material: Photograph

Source: Scanned from the original photograph which is 10 inches in width and 8 inches in height. https://digitalpml.pmlib.org/search.php?search=item&item=343

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Unknown

Creator: Red Thunder Cloud [Cromwell Ashbie Hawkins West]

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


The caption reads:
“The annual Shinnecock Pow Wow held on Labor Day weekend has attracted throngs of Indians who because of the high sales potential due to a thriving business with concessions at the annual affair. It also attracts thousands of tourists who come from all parts of the east.
The Shinnecocks, who are hosts to the gathering, have adopted the Plains Type of costume of the Sioux rather than the ancient type of garment worn by their ancestors when they roamed the hills of Eastern Long Island.
In this photo appears Princess Wyandank, Princess Red Fox, Princess Nowedonah, and Chief Thunder Bird who are some of the officials of the annual Pow Wow.”


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