Welcome to the Official Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia web page
The Patawomeck tribe of Virginia Indians is based in Stafford County, Virginia, along the Potomac River (Patawomeck is another spelling of Potomac). It is one of Virginia's 11 recognized Native American tribes. The Patawomeck tribe achieved state recognition in February 2010, aided by anthropology research conducted by the College of William and Mary. Today the tribe numbers approximately 2300 members. Eighty percent live within ten miles of their historic village of
Patawomeck. They are undertaking to revive their historic Algonquian language. In the 17th century, at the time of early English colonization, the tribe was a component of the Powhatan Confederacy. At times it was allied with others in the confederacy, and at others, the Patawomeck allied with the English READ MORE
Fee imposed on tribal replacement cards
To cover costs, The Membership Coordinator has implemented a $5.00 fee to Tribal members that request a replacement Tribal Member Card. This decision was approved by the Patawomeck Tribal Council at the Annual Meeting on October 9, 2011.
Saturday, November 9th 9am-3pm
Message From The Chief
Chief Charles "Bootsie" Bullock
The Patawomeck annual fundraiser is Saturday, May 16th 2020
from 5-7pm at Bethel Baptist Church.
Tribal dues are due July 1st of each year
They are $25 for members 18-65.
Tribal membership applications MUST be given to the Tribal Council,
Minnie Lightner, or Patricia Reedy. If given to anyone else, they may not
be received by the tribe, and we cannot be responsible for them.
Language Class begins the 3rd Sunday in October
and will continue through the 3rd Sunday in May.
Chief Emeritus John Lightner
Chief Emeritus Robert Green