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 Grandmother, Granddaughter, And Great Grandsons, June 1940

Collection: Patchogue-Medford Library DIGITAL PML

Date: 1940

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=361

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, N.Y. (Town)

Creator: Red Thunder Cloud [Cromwell Ashbie Hawkins West]

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


The caption reads:

“Mrs. Lillian Lee, the grandmother, is shown in this photo with her grandaughter, Mrs. Vivian Carl and her great grandsons, Gary and Douglass Carl. This photo was taken in front of the Williams homestead on the Shinnecock Reservation.

The little boys are now grown men and both served their country in the armed forces. Mrs. Lee is deceased but the mother and sons still live on the reservation. (April 25, 1969)”




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