Tribe of Virginia
After years of preparing the necessary historical, legal, genealogical and anthropological evidence to fully document its petition for federal acknowledgment, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, located on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation, Virginia, filed its petition with the Office of Federal Acknowledgment on October 14, 2010. The Tribe received OFA's letter of Technical Assistance (TA) in April, 2011 and efforts to respond to the TA letter are now underway.
The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is the only tribe located in Virginia to have filed a fully documented petition. Established no later than 1646, the Tribe's Reservation is located next to the Pamunkey River, and adjacent to King William County. The Reservation comprises approximately 1,200 acres and is the oldest inhabited Indian reservation in America. NARF has represented the Tribe in this effort since 1988, joined by the law firm of Tilden, McCoy, LLC this past year.