Last modified: 2021-08-21 by rick wyatt
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image by Masao Okazaki, 30 July 2021
In 1921, this Upper Mattaponi Tribe of Adamstown organized as an official
group. They have been recognized as a tribe by the Commonwealth of Virginia and
own 32 acres (130,000 m) of land in Hanover County. Federal status was granted
to the Upper Mattaponi Tribe through the passage of the Thomasina E. Jordan
Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 on January 12, 2018.
The Mattaponi Indians are classified as a branch of Pamunkey Indians, who are also federally recognized. The Mattaponi and Pamunkey have an identical cultural foundation, and come from the same historic political body.
Ben Cahoon, 30 July 2021
A white flag with the band emblem centered.
Ben Cahoon, 20 July 2021