Virginia Indian Tribes

The following tribes at one time are recorded in history as having resided within the present state of Virginia. If the tribe name is in bold, then Virginia is the primary location known for this tribe, otherwise we provide the tribes specifics as it pertains to Virginia and provide a link to the main tribal page if available.

Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 145. Washington DC: US Government Printing Office. 1953.

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  1. Hello Everybody! Happy 2024!

    We are hoping to discover which tribe we are. My mother’s Great Grand mother was half American Indian from the Bedford, Virginia area. Her name was Malinda Hempsell born in 1844. Malinda’s mother was full blooded American Indian from Bedford, VA. born around 1824.

    If anyone has any recollection or knows of a way that we can trace it back and discover which tribe are our people, we’d be so grateful.

    Blessings to all, Melinda Hotho & Anne Hotho (email:

  2. From: Beckly w.Virginia
    Cherokee ..shaunee?
    Noah Jackson Wood
    Vesta Alma Wood
    Holley is her marriage name.

  3. Hello ! My name is Nikki and I was searching for my families background to their relatives. I only have one name and that is Earl Lee Bird/Byrd, not sure of the spelling but I believe that he lived in the Newport News/Hampton Area/ Phoebus area and that is recalled from my uncle Calvin who is deceased, his twin sister Carolyn is currently living in Richmond and their mother’s name was Sadie.

  4. Hi, My name is Meisha Stanley. I am trying to find out the information on my grandfathers side of the family that was born in Franklin County Virginia that were Native Americans. The family names is Milton Pollard, Rebbecca Mingo, John Pollard, Mary Pollard, Caleb Pollard. Can anyone help me locate the family records to prove that my family have Indian roots. Was told by my grandfather that it would be hard to find since they burned down the Indian side of town hall in Virginia. Can anyone help?

  5. My grandfather James Castle Was raised by his grandmother Sallie Jeans/Jones(was told she was full Indian) my grandfather said they lived with the Indians of Copper Creek, Va I have found documentation he is a descendant of Jacob Castle, Castlewood, va. I can find nothing on his grandmother Sallie Jeans/Jones. Does anyone have any info

    1. Barbara,
      My name is Gene Castle and my grandfather was Calvin Castle, brother of James Castle. I would love to compare notes, photos, whatever information you may have.

  6. I’m looking to find history from my grandmother’s side. Her grandparents were McClanahan brothers , missionaries from England, who married indian women from this area. This would have been in the 1800’s as my grandmother was born in 1911.

  7. My name is Dante adkins my great great grandfathers is a Chickahominy Indiana Is name was Nicholas Adkins born in Virginia I’m trying to conicked my family back too are tribe and can any body help me please he was born in the 1700 hundred and moved too Texas I have pictures it time for me and my family too come back home

  8. I am trying to find information about my grandmother who lived Shenandoah national park and was relocated to Madison Virginia after there lands were made into a National park. She told us she was half Indian and her mother was full blood. She had black and white photos from when they lived in the park.

  9. Linda Anderson Moody

    I am checking to see how I can find out about my grandfather. They said he was full blooded Cherokee Indian.

  10. I am trying to locate my maternal grandmother, Lura Carver born around 1915. I lost my mother at a young age and know very little about my family.

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