308th Annual Spotswood Treaty Tribute

On April 19, 2021, Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown, Chief of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe of Southampton County Virginia, accompanied by other tribal members, presented the 308th Spotswood Treaty Tribute of three peace arrows, wrapped in a Beaver Pelt and wampum belt, to the Governor of Virginia. The treaty is normally presented on Saint George Day.
The Treaty Tribute was presented to the Governor in accordance with the tribe’s Treaty of February 27, 1713 between Virginia’s provisional Lt Governor Alexander Spotswood and the King of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian tribe, Ocoraass Trier aka William Edmond.

As a special place in the tribe’s history, as a first, two of the youngest tribal members, Princess Windsong Brown, 8,  and Red Eagle Brown, 7, took part in the treaty tribute.