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Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition
Tribes in Virginia in line for big changes after gaining federal recognition (January 30, 2018)

It's official -- there are now 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States.


House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills
House subcommittee embraces two tribal federal recognition bills (September 30, 2015)

Congress hasn't extended federal recognition to a tribe in more than a decade but that could be changing as two bills saw widespread support at a hearing.


Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man
Virginia tribes hindered by racist policies created by one man (July 1, 2015)

Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.


NPS urged to consult tribes about preserving Powhatan village
NPS urged to consult tribes about preserving Powhatan village (May 27, 2014)

Werowocomoco was the historic home of Chief Powhatan.


Opinion: Federal recognition for Virginia tribes long overdue
Opinion: Federal recognition for Virginia tribes long overdue (April 17, 2014)

Writer welcomes federal recognition for the Virginia tribes that welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown.


Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding
Pamunkey Tribe observes anniversary of Pocahontas wedding (April 8, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia participated in a re-enactment of the 1614 wedding between Pocahontas and English settler John Rolfe.


Pamunkey Tribe went to England to document recognition bid
Pamunkey Tribe went to England to document recognition bid (February 4, 2014)

The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia made four trips to England to bolster its federal recognition petition.


Chickahominy  student featured in video about Virginia tribes
Chickahominy student featured in video about Virginia tribes (November 19, 2013)

Keenan Stewart, a young member of the Chickahominy Tribe, is featured in an educational video about the 11 tribes in Virginia.


Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe up and  running despite shutdown
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe up and running despite shutdown (October 9, 2013)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington isn't letting the shutdown of the federal government slow down business.


Agreement protects important site in Powhatan  Tribe  history
Agreement protects important site in Powhatan Tribe history (June 18, 2013)

An agreement will be announced on Friday that will protect Werowocomoco, the historic home of Chief Powhatan.


Opinion: In Jamestown, it turns out Europeans were cannibals
Opinion: In Jamestown, it turns out Europeans were cannibals (May 6, 2013)

Researcher James Horn on the discovery of cannibalism at Jamestown, the European settlement in Virginia: In the bitterly cold winter of 1607, Capt. John Smith was captured by a large...


Anthropologist from Kennewick Man case turns to    cannibalism
Anthropologist from Kennewick Man case turns to cannibalism (May 2, 2013)

An anthropologist who told tribal leaders that Kennewick Man was not a Native person has found a new cause -- cannibalism at Jamestown, the first European settlement in Virginia. Doug...


Marker in Virginia   recognizes town where tribes aided settlers
Marker in Virginia recognizes town where tribes aided settlers (July 18, 2012)

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved a marker at a town where tribes provided shelter and food to the Jamestown settlers. The tribes first welcomed the European settlers at...