Shinnecock, People of the Stony Shore Photo Project attempts to reinforce our connection to the land and aims to present ourselves in a web-based portraiture platform.
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.
Collection: Patchogue-Medford Library DIGITAL PML Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series, [Set 1]
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
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.”