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Indians struggle for recognition in their own land

Virginia’s original inhabitants are seeking formal recognition from the federal government, but they face opposition from casino interests and other groups.

Profiles of Indian tribes in Virginia

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.

African Americans and Indians: A Complex History

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.