APRIL 23RD 2012 ST. GEORGE DAY - FEBRUARY 27, 1713, SPOTSWOOD'S            TREATY OF PEACE TRIBUTE TO THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA

The Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe of Southampton County Virginia presented an Annual Tribute to The Governor of Virginia “ Three Arrows, one Beaver Pelt and a Peake Belt (Ote-koa) in accordance with (IAW) the "Peace Accords" of the Spotswood Treaty of February 27, 1713 with the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indians in what is now Southampton County Virginia. The Beaver Pelt was symbolic of the tribute given IAW the Middle Plantation Treaty of May 29, 1677 which took place in Williamsburg, VA.

Left to Right: Chief Man Joe "Soaring Eagle" Epps, Chief Man Tommy "Star Watcher" Hines, Chief Man Donnie "One Feather" Freeman, Prince David "Spirit Hawk"Brown, Vice Chief Ellis "Soaring Eagle" Wright, Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown, Governor Robert F. McDonnell, Snipe Clan Mother Vashti "Sparrow Hawk" Clarke, Bear Clan Mother Deborah "Tiger Lily" Motahari, Hawk Clan Mother Cynthia "Water Lily" Brown, Heron Clan Mother Chris "Heron" Oritiz, Council Member and Heritage Foundation Treasurer Teressa "Chenoabuck" Baxter, Heritage Foundation Board of Director Beverly "Barefoot" El, and Honorary Tribal Member and At-Large Heritage Foundation Board Member Teresa "Moon Star" Preston  

Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown, (right), of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe of Southampton County VA presents the Spotswood Treaty Tribute of "Three Arrows, a Beaver Pelt and a Peake Wampum (Ote-koa) Belt, to Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell while Tribal Chief Man Joe "Soaring Eagle" Epps, (center), watches, at the Patrick Henry Building, Richmond Virginia on St George Day, April 23, 2012. The Treaty Tribute was presented symbolic of the February 27, 1713 Spotswood Treaty with the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe's Chief /King "Ouracoorass Teerheer" aka William Edmunds in what is now Southampton County VA.

Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell Accepts Treaty Tribute

Left to Right: Vice Chief Ellis “Soaring Eagle” Wright, Chief Walt  “Red Hawk” Brown, Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell, Vashti  “Sparrow Hawk” Clarke (Snipe Clan Mother and Ekening Leader) and Deborah “Tiger Lily” Motahari (Bear Clan Mother and Tribal Secretary)

Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe of Southampton County Virginia briefs Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell on the tribe's "Cattashowrock Town" Project (Palisade Native American Village) to be located on the tribe's 100 acres of land off Old Bridge Road in Courtland, VA. Chief Brown spoke to the vision of attracting some 250,000 + tourist, within a 150 mile radius; to include, tourist from overseas, to the Southampton County / Franklin Area annually once the Cattashowrock Town Project comes to fruition.

Left to Right: Governor Robert F. McDonnell, Cheif Walt "Red Hawk" Brown, Chief Man Joe "Soaring Eagle" Epps, Cheif Man Tommy "Star Watcher" Hines, Chief Man Donnie "One Feather" Freeman, and David "Spirit Hawk" Brown.

Left to Right: Governor Robert F. McDonnell, Cheif Walt "Red Hawk" Brown, Cheif Man Tommy "Star Watcher" Hines, Chief Man Donnie "One Feather" Freeman, and David "Spirit Hawk" Brown.

Governor Robert F. McDonnell and Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown introduces Governor to Heron Clan Mother Chris "Heron" Ortiz.

Left to Right: Teressa "Chenoabuck" Baxter(Heritage Foundation Treasure), Beverly "Barefoot" El (Heritage Foundation Board Member), and Teresa " Morning Star" Preston (Honary Tribal Member and At-Large Heritage Foundation Board Member).

MICHAELE WHITE LINK 4/23/2012 SPOTSWOOD TREATY WITH CHEORENHAKA(NOTTOWAY)