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Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe

AE Curator Jul 16
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The Nottoway traditionally lived in what is now Southampton and Sussex Counties. Of Iroquoian descent, they were allotted a reservation known as “the Circle and the Square” early in the 1700s. The reservation was broken up by English settlers in the 1800s. Today the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, state recognized in 2010, has re-established a land base on 100 acres and is building an interpretive site at Cattashowrock Town, in its historic area, with a traditional palisade and recreated longhouses. They host an annual Green Corn celebration and a yearly Powwow.

Location: Southampton County
Image: Cheroenhaka Nottoway Indian Tribe

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