KING WILLIAM – A new chapter in the centuries-long history of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has begun.
Tribal officials learned Friday that the Pamunkey will soon join the 566 other tribal nations across the country that are recognized by the federal government, a feat that seemed out of reach for Virginia’s Indians for years.
“We have been working towards this point for decades and are very pleased to have received a positive preliminary determination. We look forward to a continuing government-to-government relationship with the United States,” the Pamunkey Chief and Tribal Council said in a joint statement Friday.
“It is very good...