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Virginia Tribes

The State of Virginia recognizes 11 state tribes. Seven of these state-recognized tribes are also federally recognized.

Federally-Recognized Virginia Tribes

In January 2016 the federal government granted recognition to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. No other Virginia tribe had been recognized up to that time.

Six more Virginia tribes were officially recognized on January 29, 2018 when President Trump signed the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.

Today the seven Virginia tribes with federal recognition are the following:

Chickahominy Indian Tribe
8200 Lott Cary Road
Providence Forge
VA 23140
(804) 829-2186

Chickahominy Tribe Eastern Division
12111 Indian Hill Road
Providence Forge
VA 23140

Monacan Indian Tribe
Rt. 1, Orchard Hills
VA 27574

Nansemond Indian Tribe
3429 Galberry Road
VA 23323

Pamunkey Indian Tribe (January 2016)
Rt. 1, Box 2220
King William
VA 23086

Rappahannock Tribe
Indian Neck, VA. 23148 
(804) 769-0260

Upper Mattaponi Tribe
106 Kyle Circle
Tabb, VA 23602

State-Recognized Virginia Tribes

Virginia recognizes 11 state tribes. These include the 7 tribes listed above with federal recognition and four other tribes without federal recognition. Those four tribes with state recognition only are listed below:

Cheroenhaka "Nottoway" Tribe
P.O. Box 397
Courtland VA 23837
(757) 562-7760

1314 Mattaponi Reservation Circle
West Point, VA 23181

Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
PO Box 246,
Capron, VA 23829

Patowomac Indians of Virginia
Membership Committee
P.O. Box 615
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

SOURCE: Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth | Virginia Indians

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