Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia

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All Tribal Meetings are at:

Bethel Baptist Church

1193 White Oak Road

Fredericksburg, Va. 22405

Meeting time 2PM on Sunday

January 12

March 8

May 17


September 13

October 18

November 8



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Chief Charles "Bootsie" Bullock

215 Chapel Green Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Patricia Reedy
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PO Box 7665
Fredericksburg, VA 22404


Administrative Asst. to Tribal Council

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1416 Brent Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Welcome to the Official Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia web page



The Patawomeck tribe of Virginia Indians is based in Stafford County, Virginia, along the Potomac River (Patawomeck is another spelling of Potomac). It is one of Virginia's 11 recognized Native American tribes. The Patawomeck tribe achieved state recognition in February 2010, aided by anthropology research conducted by the College of William and Mary. Today the tribe numbers approximately 2300 members. Eighty percent live within ten miles of their historic village of 
Patawomeck. They are undertaking to revive their historic Algonquian language. In the 17th century, at the time of early English colonization, the tribe was a component of the Powhatan Confederacy. At times it was allied with others in the confederacy, and at others, the Patawomeck allied with the English READ MORE


Fee imposed on tribal replacement cards

To cover costs, The Membership Coordinator has implemented a $5.00 fee to Tribal members that request a replacement Tribal Member Card. This decision was approved by the Patawomeck Tribal Council at the Annual Meeting on October 9, 2011.

Apply to the 2019 Craft Show

Saturday, November 9th 9am-3pm


Message From The Chief


Chief Charles "Bootsie" Bullock


 The Patawomeck Annual Fund Raiser is Saturday, May 16th 2020

from 5-7pm at Bethel Baptist Church.


Tribal dues are due July 1st of each year

They are $25 for members 18-65.

Make check payable to: Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia Inc.

Dues can be mailed to: Patawomeck Tribal Center

638 Kings Highway

Fredericksburg, Va. 22405


Treasurer Price Jett

38 Dove Lane

Fredericksburg, Va. 22405


Tribal membership applications MUST be given to the Tribal Council,

Minnie Lightner, or Patricia Reedy. If given to anyone else, they may not

be received by the tribe, and we cannot be responsible for them.

Language Class begins the 3rd Sunday in October

and will continue through the 3rd Sunday in May.




Chief Emeritus John Lightner






Chief Emeritus Robert Green