|Farmer cutting cover crop, maybe alfafa.|
I was sorry to drop my bag and rush off so quickly after my late arrival, but Garrie Rouse and his daughter Kat with Mattaponi Canoe and Kayak had offered to show me around that section of the river at high tide, around 6:00 when I arrived. Let me just tell you that I can't believe I had never been on the Pamunkey River before. Being out there on that quiet and wide still water among the yellow pond lillies as the sun moved low on the horizon was...breathtaking. The scene was so novel to me. Is this still Virginia in the year 2012?
|Garrie Rouse shows me flower of yellow pond lilly|
|Warren Cook, the omelet chef.|
|Warren makes jewelry. This bracelet shows the symbol of the Pamunkey Tribe.|
|The school that Warren attended on the reservation as a child, shown in the background. Because of Segregation, the only school he could attend after 7th grade was the Cherokee school in North Carolina.|
|Photos in the Pamunkey Indian Tribe Museum on the reservation, showing Warren (right) with his father, Chief Tecumseh Cook (center) who lived to be over 100 years old, and his great grandfather George Major Cook also a longtime chief (left).|