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November 1, 2013

Why Queen recognises a US tribe but US government does not
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Virginia: Six Native American tribes in Virginia are campaigning to win formal recognition from the federal government.

The tribes claim they have been denied their proper rights since a 1920s state law on "racial integrity" decreed that people in Virginia were either "white or coloured"

Yet the tribes are recognized in the UK thanks to a peace treaty signed in 1677 with the King of England.

The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) went to a pow wow hosted by the Chickahominy to hear what formal recognition would mean for their community.

Kings and Queens of England Who Have Recognized the Virginia Tribes as Nations

Charles II

1660-1685


James II

1685-1688

William III

1689-1702

Anne

1702-1714

George I
1714-1727

George II
1727-1760

George III
1760-1820

George IV

1820-1830

William IV
1830-1837

Victoria

1837-1901

Edward VII

19011910

George V

19101936

Edward VIII
1936

George VI

1936-1952

Elizabeth II

1952-present


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