Indians of Virginia
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