Restoring Our Ancestral Home
As we pass by the trees that align the drive, you can feel the wind pick up and rustle the leaves as though our ancestors are welcoming us home once more. Follow us on our journey to making our dreams a reality as we walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and rediscover our ancestral roots.
A view of 638 Kings Highway, before any work began. This house is at Little Falls Farm, also formerly known as the Duff McDuff Green property.
In The Beginning
August 29, 2019
We have been working with Stafford County for a number of years to get a lease of the Duff Green House and 17 acres for our Tribal Home, Museum, Cultural and Outdoor Village. Now it's official. The lease is completed, signed by both parties, and the keys are in our possession.
May 18, 2022
Such a beautiful tree. The tree beside the garage, although it was hollow with very brittle limbs, was removed to make way for the parking lot. Thankfully it was the only tree that needed to be removed for the parking lot.
Surrounding Building Renovations
March 15, 2020
The dirt pile by the red barn was leveled and the cinder block milking house was cleared of trash.
July 29, 2021
A storm (possible tornado) tore through the property not only damaging trees, but also wrecking the barn. The house was not damaged. Thankfully all the members working on the trees when the storm hit, were able to find shelter during the storm and make it safely home.
This picture shows the detached garage, which currently has been gutted. Soon this space will be transformed into our Multimedia Center. But there is still a great deal of work that is left to be done.
February 15, 2020
We finally have a complete office setup at the Patawomeck Tribal Center and moving on to the foyer and museum rooms!
June - August 2020
Harvesting the crops is probably the most gratifying part of the growing process because it is a tangible reward for all the months of hard work from plowing the fields to the harvesting the crops. Due to COVID-19, we could not plant our indigenous garden, but our garden was bountiful: Squash, Cucumbers, Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Zucchini, and Beans.
Welcoming Our Visitors
June 4, 2019
Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to lease to the Patawomeck Indian Tribe the house known as the Duff Green house and 17 acres. Their vote gave us our first HOME in 300 plus years! It has been a long journey to get to where we are, but there is so much more left to be done. This is only the beginning.
This will be the site of our Museum and Cultural Center. We plan to construct a village on the property. The vote allowed us to lease the house and the 17 acre property for a 10-year lease, with up to four 10-year lease renewals. The house is 3,000 square feet with a great view of the Rappahannock River.