Indians of Virginia

Sunday, April 29, 2007

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

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