The recently-recognized Pamunkey Tribe is once again facing questions about its race-based past.
Cockacoeske united her fellow Indian nations and signed a key treaty during a time of great change.
Two tribes are receiving $6 million in payments in connection with a new power line that runs through their ancestral territory in Virginia.
The Pamunkey Tribe, the newest member of the federally-recognized family of Indian nations, continues to make gains in Virginia.
The list now includes the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia, whose federal status was finalized shortly after the most recent update in January.
Some of the newest members of the family of Indian nations received funds to address housing conditions and economic development in their communities.
The Pamunkey Tribe is the 567th to be federally recognized in the nation and the first in Virginia with that status.
Bob Gray, chief of the Pamunkey Indians, knows tribal members should’ve worked ages ago to navigate the bureaucratic hurdles leading to federal designation.
Stand Up For California was the only group that challenged the Virginia tribe's federal status.
The Virginia-based Pamunkey Tribe is set to become the 567th federally recognized tribe in the United States.
The Pamunkey Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe presented two deer, pottery, a bracelet and a bolo tie to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).
An anti-Indian group on the other side of the country filed an appeal that will delay the Virginia tribe's federal status.
History professor Ethan Schmidt was shot and killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi.
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals has been cut out of the picture in an attempt to increase transparency and due process.
Kevin Brown stepped down as chief after the tribe won a favorable decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The tribe resides on a 1,200-acre reservation that was set aside in the 1600s but it's not yet considered Indian Country.
Recognition for the Pamunkeys, in addition to being the right thing to do, represents another repudiation of William Plecker’s bestial racism, and the Virginia government’s.
For Virginia’s American Indian tribes, July 2 likely will go down in history as a red letter, to be remembered as the day the first Virginia tribe gained official recognition from the federal government.
The tribe is the first in Virginia to complete the federal acknowledgment process.
Walter Ashby Plecker spent 34 years systematically erasing the Indian identity of thousands of tribal members as head of the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
The Pamunkeys dispute the idea that the tribe discriminated against African-Americans and say some tribe members have black spouses.
The Pamunkey tribe was keeping its collective fingers crossed, hoping they would hear good news Tuesday. Sadly, they didn’t.
An opposition group submitted a letter just last week even though the comment period closed in September 2014.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn needs four months to work on the final determination.
Outside interests want to deny the Pamunkey tribe what it rightfully deserves in order to continue lining their own pockets.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a final determination by the end of the month.
The Pamunkey Tribe has recently come under fire by the Congressional Black Caucus for, until very recently, their constitutional prohibition of intermarriage with black people.
The tribe's chief said the marriage law being questioned was repealed in 2012.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the tribe's federal recognition due to a ban on inter-racial marriage.
Laurie Gwen Shapiro travels to historic Jamestown in Virginia and learns about the Pamunkey Tribe.
Writer welcomes federal recognition for the Virginia tribes that welcomed the first European settlers at Jamestown.
The Pamunkey Tribe and the Mattaponi Tribe are questioning a new interpretation of their treaty fishing and hunting rights in Virginia.
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia participated in a re-enactment of the 1614 wedding between Pocahontas and English settler John Rolfe.
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia made four trips to England to bolster its federal recognition petition.
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia is urging supporters not to send comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its federal recognition petition.
The Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia has won preliminary approval of its federal recognition petition, a first in a state where officials tried to eradicate all traces of non-Indian identity.
Cockacoeske, a 17th century leader of the Pamunkey Tribe, has been selected for the Women of Virginia memorial.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has again delayed a decision on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed a decision on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Tribe.
The National Museum of the American Indian continues its "Meet Native America" series with Kevin Brown, the chief of the Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.
An agreement will be announced on Friday that will protect Werowocomoco, the historic home of Chief Powhatan.