Setting the record straight

Published 7:33 am Thursday, October 25, 2012

To the Editor:

We, the Meherrin Indian Tribe, would like to set the record straight.

We do not endorse the organization that calls themselves the Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation. This organization is not a State or Federally recognized tribe.

Throughout history, the Meherrin-Chowanoke Tribe did not exist as one entity. As a matter of fact, the Chowanoke Tribe was disseminated in the War of 1676 and never merged with the Meherrins.

The Meherrin-Chowanoke is on Facebook stating “same pow-wow as always with our amended name.” This is not true. The Meherrin Indian Tribe held its 24th Annual Pow-Wow on October 5-7, 2012 at the Meherrin Tribal Grounds.

The Meherrin Indian Tribe would like to keep the public informed that we are not a split Tribe with an amended name. For more information, please refer to the news article published in the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald dated July 14, 2012 and visit our official website at

For future reference, any other entity, organization or event that is not endorsed on the Meherrin Indian Tribe’s website is not affiliated with the State recognized Meherrin Indian Tribe.

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support.

Our contact address is P.O. Box 274, Ahoskie, NC 27910 and official website is

Chief Wayne Brown