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Indian Island In Amherst County


Description: The story of Virginia's Monacan tribe is one of American Indian's lost cultures, recently rediscovered. Once a flourishing Siouan confederacy, thriving in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, These forgotten people plunged into a cultural disarray before their history was accurately recorded. The state of Virginia, over the past century, officially ignored their existence, and that denial-of -existence created further social confusion among them. A study of these brave people emerges as a metaphor of similar plights among other Blue Ridge kinsmen to reclaim their heritage. This book will explain how a brave, determined people, whose history was on the brink of extinction, sprang from the ashes of cultural obscurity.

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