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Jeremy Dennis

in Southampton, NY (Shinnecock & Hassanamisco Nipmuc)

Mentor Org

The Pennsylvania State University


Southampton, NY


Shinnecock & Hassanamisco Nipmuc

Jeremy’s dream is to use photography to document sacred sites and other locations on Long Island that are significant to the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

He wants to photograph these sites around Long Island, that are not clearly marked, to increase knowledge of Native history in the area.

The project will create a dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people on Long Island to promote a new understanding of communal and cultural awareness. It will explore how the Shinnecock Nation came to be located where it is now, and also preserve these sites and related oral histories, and teach new skills to Shinnecock youth.

"The images say: This is where we once were, and are still here. The project will create new meaning and connections in neighborhoods that we may pass every day, but don’t realize their significance." -Jeremy

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Additional Information

On This Site has an official Facebook page! Visit it for more updates.

You can also keep up to date with Jeremy's project on his website.

"Penn State grad finds his roots through photography," Big Ten Network

"Shinnecock Native Receives $10,000 Grant To Photograph Historic Sites,"

"How a Penn State grad is connecting with his people's past, one snapshot at a time," Big Ten Network

"Shinnecock Photographer Jeremy Dennis Will Highlight Native American Culture" 

"Exhibit Shows LI's Native American History"

"On This Site: Bringing the North Fork’s Native Past to Life" East End Beacon

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