Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dogue Indians
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
Location. 38° 41.14′ N, 77° 15.751′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Occoquan River Bridges (a few steps from this marker); Town of Occoquan (a few steps from this marker); Historic Occoquan - Center for the Processing of Grain (within shouting distance of this marker); Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellicott’s Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockledge (within shouting Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commerce Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
1. The Dogue Indians Before Fort Belvoir
My native Dogue family name was Beavers. Mason Neck and the land that Ft.Belvior sits on was my great great grandmother’s birthplace along the Dogue Creek near Mt.Vernon. I’ll always remember the little shacks they lived in before the Army took the rest of their lands and disbanded them. I remember the pair of apple trees on the hilltop in 1956. They were really nice people and they got taken advantage of. She cried about it all the time. In their Nation the elder women had the most power, not the men. I’m proud to be a descendant of the Natives that befriended the English when they came looking up on the river, but saddened by the end result.
— Submitted January 14, 2012, by Carl Blanchard of Spotsyvannia, Fredericksburg,va.
Categories. • Agriculture • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
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