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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


James II


William III




George I

George II

George III

George IV


William IV



Edward VII


George V


Edward VIII

George VI


Elizabeth II


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