Rappahannock Tribe

News & Events

In the News

Members of Virginia’s Rappahannock Tribe are at work with archaeologists to document the landscape they call home

Soon after Captain John Smith arrived at Jamestown in 1607, or so the story goes, he was captured by Opechancanough, the brother of the powerful Native chief Powhatan. English explorers...
Read More
Historic Preservation Fund Grant - Rappahannock Tribe

Rappahannock Tribe Receives Grant from the Tribal Heritage Grant Program to Restore the Nelson House

The Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia has received a grant award through the Tribal Heritage grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department...
Read More

Celebrating the Preservation of a Sacred Site of the Rappahannock Tribe – Fones Cliffs

“People will be able to come to this special place, and spend time doing things recreational, cultural and spiritual. I consider it a national treasure,” Chief Anne Richardson said, noting...
Read More

The Indians were right, the English were wrong: A Virginia tribe reclaims its past

From the road, the abandoned chief’s house is a shadow, almost invisible under a cloak of vines and trees on the edge of a corn field. If you managed to...
Read More

Rappahannock Native American Dancers and Maskapow Drum Group at Heritage Day

The George Washington Birthplace National Monument is treasured as a threshold to America’s history and the site of America Indian Heritage Day. Representatives of the Rappahannock Tribe gave a presentation...
Read More