In­di­ans of Vir­ginia

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Powhatan In­di­ans in 1607

More than 30 Al­go­nquian-speak­ing tribes, ap­prox­i­mately 15,000 peo­ple, oc­cu­pied 6,000 acres of coastal Vir­ginia.

Siouan-speak­ing Monacan and Man­na­hoacs lived west of the pied­mont.

Iro­quoian-speak­ing Not­toways and Me­herrins lived near the North Carolina border. Vir­ginia’s In­di­ans in 2007 Eight state-rec­og­nized tribes: Pa­munkey: 100 mem­bers on a 1,200-acre reser­va­tion Mat­taponi: 75 on a 125-acre reser­va­tion Chick­a­hominy, East­ern Di­vi­sion: 150 mem­bers Chick­a­hominy In­dian Tribe: 750 mem­bers Up­per Mat­taponi: 200 mem­bers Rap­pa­han­nock: 200 mem­bers Nanse­mond: 300 mem­bers Monacan: 900 mem­bers Tribes or bands pe­ti­tion­ing for state recog­ni­tion: Not­toway In­dian Tribe of Vir­ginia Cheroen­haka (Not­toway) In­dian Tribe of Southamp­ton County Ap­palachian In­tertribal Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion United Chero­kee In­dian Tribe of Vir­ginia Blue Ridge Chero­kee Taux­e­nent In­dian Na­tion of Vir­ginia

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