Virginia Indian Tribes

Archaeological evidence shows that people have been living in what is now Virginia as far back as 16-22,000 years ago. Virginia’s modern day tribes were firmly established in ancestral lands long before the English arrived to settle at Jamestown. These tribes contributed significantly to the newcomers’ ability to survive those first few years upon their arrival to present-day Virginia. Over the four hundred years since the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia’s native people have contributed greatly to the vitality of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation, and continue to do so.

The Commonwealth recognizes 11 Virginia Indian tribes: the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, Chickahominy Indian Tribe, Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division, Mattaponi Indian Tribe, Monacan Indian Nation, Nansemond Indian Tribe, Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Pamunkey Indian Tribe, Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia, Rappahannock Tribe, and the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe. 

Seven of these tribes are federally recognized, including the Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division, Chickahominy Indian Tribe, Monacan Indian Nation, Nansemond Indian Nation, Pamunkey Indian Tribe, Rappahannock Tribe, and Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe.

MATTAPONI

PAMUNKEY

  • Chief Robert Gray
    (804) 339-1629
    Pamunkey Indian Tribe
    1054 Pocahontas Trail
    King William, Virginia 23086
    pamunkeytribe@pamunkey.org

http://www.pamunkey.org/

CHICKAHOMINY

  • Chief Stephen Adkins
    7240 Adkins Road
    Charles City, Virginia 23030
    807-829-5548, 804-240-2214
    stephenradkins@aol.com 
  • Reginald Stewart
    804-387-8926
    3116 Three Bridges Road
    Midlothian, Virginia 23112

http://www.chickahominytribe.org/

CHICKAHOMINY TRIBE EASTERN DIVISION

  • Gerald A. Stewart
    804-966-9445
    1191 Indian Hill Lane
    Providence Forge, Virginia 23140

http://www.cied.org/

RAPPAHANNOCK

  • Chief G. Anne Richardson
    804-769-0260
    5036 Indian Neck Road
    Indian Neck, Virginia 23148
    chiefannerich@aol.com
 

http://www.rappahannocktribe.org/

UPPER MATTAPONI TRIBE

  • Chief W. Frank Adams
    804-690-1694
    5932 East River Road 
    King William, Virginia 23086
  • Kenneth Adams
    804-370-5249
    237 Mona Drive 
    Newport News, Virginia 23608

http://www.uppermattaponi.org/

NANSEMOND INDIAN NATION

  • Chief Earl Bass

http://www.nansemond.org/

MONACAN INDIAN NATION

  • Monacan Indian Nation
    PO Box 960
    Amherst, VA 24521
  • Monacan Indian Nation
    357 S. Main Street
    Amherst, VA 24521

http://www.monacannation.com/

CHEROENHAKA (NOTTOWAY)

  • Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown
    757-562-7760
    Post Office Box 397 
    27345 Aquia Path
    Courtland, Virginia 23837
    wdbrowniii@aol.com
  • Vice Chief Ellis “Soaring Eagle” Wright
    434-594-4216
    23066 Angelico Road
    Capron, Virginia 23829
    Bue23829@yahoo.com

http://www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org

NOTTOWAY

  • Chief Lynette Allston
    434-658-4454
    25274 Barhams Hill Road
    Drewryville, Virginia 23844
    allstonfam@aol.com
  • William Wright, Tribal Council Vice Chairman
    757-450-9500
    2556 Lakewood Circle
    Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
    Billwright25@cox.net

http://www.nottowayindians.org/

PATAWOMECK

  • Chief Charles (Bootsie) Bullock
    540-834-9620
    215 Chapel Green Road
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
    raellinger@verizon.net

http://patawomeckindiantribeofvirginia.org/

Information accurate as of December 2021