Join in the celebration at the
Nottoway Tribal Powwow
on September 18th and 19th, 2021

at the Surry County Parks and Recreation Center.

In cooperation with this exciting event, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) "Artmobile" mobile unit will be onsite and free to the public.
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc.

Nottoway Indian Tribe Powwow is held on the 3rd weekend of September annually at the Surry Parks & Recreation Center, 205 Enos Farm Drive - located one mile south of Surry on Route 10 - See our Map page for location.

Indigenous peoples of Surry County and areas around the country, and often Central and South America, present Native dance, drumming, food, arts, crafts, and jewelry. Bring blankets/ lawn chairs for a beautiful day of outdoors, cultural, family fun, and activities!
No pets or alcohol.
Grand Entry at 12 noon Saturday and 1 pm Sunday.

Info: 757-294-3044
Visit the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Community House & Interpretive Center
23186 Main Street
Capron, VA 23829


Chief Lynette Allston
and John Blackfeather
Dr. Buck Woodard, Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology at VCU, portrayed a typical English trader from the 17th century and displayed items and furs traded between the cultures.
Dr. Woodard also talked about the assimilation of the cultures and how each shared in the knowledge of their respective lifestyles.

Nottoway History

Prior to 1607, several distinct groups of Iroquoian speaking native people, including the Nottoway, lived in the Virginia-North Carolina coastal plain. The Nottoway remained relatively undisturbed by the English Colony expanding from Jamestown during the first half of the seventeenth century.

At the end of Bacon's Rebellion in 1677, the Virginia Colonists and Virginia Indians, including the Nottoway, signed the Treaty of Middle Plantation. The Spotswood Treaty with the Nottoway in 1713 firmly established the relationship of the Nottoway with Virginia during the colonial period.

Eventually, the Nottoway people were forced onto the reserved land of approximately 44,000 acres known as the Circle and Square, located in the vicinity of present day Sebrell, Capron, and Courtland.

Visit the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia
Community House & Interpretive Center

23186 Main Street
Capron, VA 23829

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Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Powwow, Sept 18 & 19