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7 area American Indian tribes gather to celebrate long-awaited federal recognition


October 5, 2018

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) -- Seven local American Indian Tribes celebrated their federal tribal recognition with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Wednesday.

The event took place at Werowocomoco along the York River. It’s believed this site was a place of leadership and spiritual importance to American Indians and was the 1607 meeting place between Captain John Smith and Powhatan, the leader of many Algonquian tribes, according to the Department of Interior.


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