FACTS ABOUT VIRGINIA INDIANS

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As of the 1990 census, there were 16,391 Native Americans currently residing in Virginia. Some are members of Virginia's recognized tribes. Representatives from tribes all over the United States now consider Virginia home.

Eight tribes are recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia:
 

The Mattaponi and Pamunkey tribes are the two tribes in Virginia that live on reservations. They have headquarters in King William County and operate museums on the reservations.

These two tribes (which are sovereign nations) have treaties with the Commonwealth of Virginia that predate the United States. They are the oldest reservations in the country.


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