Virginia’s original inhabitants are seeking formal recognition from the federal government, but they face opposition from casino interests and other groups.
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Native Americans in Virginia have historical roots that played a crucial role in the early formation of the commonwealth as well as the country. Here is a look at the 11 Indian tribes recognized by the state, according to the National Park Service and other sources.
As Virginia Indian tribes seek federal recognition, some African-American groups are focusing not on the two races’ shared history of mistreatment but on historical discrimination by Native Americans.