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Annual Tribal Tribute to Governor McDonnell

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November 27, 2013

The Native American tribes of Virginia have made their annual tribute to Governor Bob McDonnell.

This tradition dates back to the 17th century. It began in 1677 as part of a treaty between the state and Native American nations.

Since then, the Mattaponi and Pamunkey tribes have presented deer and other gifts to the governor as a tax tribute.

Governor McDonnell's office says this is the oldest continuing nation-to-nation ceremony in the United States.


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