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
Shinnecock Children Of Another Generation

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

Date: 1900

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=332

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Unknown

Creator: Red Thunder Cloud [Cromwell Ashbie Hawkins West]

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


The caption reads:

“This is an interesting photo of four Shinnecock children taken around the early 1900’s. The boy kneeling is Deforest Cuffee and boy behind him is his brother Cortland. They were the sons of Eugene Cuffee and Ida Beaman Cuffee of the Shinnecock tribe.
The younger boy is still living and is one of the officials of the Shinnecock church.”



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