We are the Chickahominy, pronounced chick-a-hom-a-nee, Indians
Eastern Division Native American Tribe. Chickahominy can be interpreted as
"crushed corn people", "coarse pound corn people, or "coarse ground corn people", the
preferred meaning is "coarse ground corn people". Chickahominy Indians Eastern
Division is also known as the acronym CIED and will be referenced as such throughout
We are a non-reservated Eastern Woodlands Tribe of about 164 members
that continues to have its roots in what is now known as the state of Virginia before
the colonists migrated east from England.
We received state recognition under Governor Chuck Robb in 1983 and
are one of eight state recognized Tribes in Virginia. We
are also one of six Tribes seeking Congressional Federal Recongtion
with the aid of an organization known as VITAL.
Our Tribal seat is five miles East of Providence
Forge Virginia, which is located in rural New Kent County.
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