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Trees overhang the muddy waters of the Nottoway River in Southampton County on Nottoway Indian tribal landChief Lynette Allston of the Nottoway Tribe poses in a woven blue shawl and long beadsHand-drawn map showing the Nottoway River and the land allotments given to individual members of the Nottoway tribePrinted first page of The Discovery of New Brittaine (1651) by Edward BlandColorful circular logo for the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia showing drawings of the Nottoway River and it tributaries, a large tree, and a traditional Virginia Indian longhouseA single page with reproductions of original documents and accompanying text blocks describing the sellling off of Nottoway reservation lands and a succesful lawsuit by the tribe against a former trustee who had mismanaged tribal fundsPrinted page showing the Virginia Indian signers of the Treaty of Middle Plantation, and the signs they used in agreeing to the termsNottoway Indian woman wearing a blue, dotted dress and traditional beaded jewelry and headdressHundreds of men are packed into a convention hall festooned with flags and campaign banners

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Pistole Fee Dispute, The

The pistole fee dispute of 1753–1754 was a political battle between the House of Burgesses and Virginia lieutenant governor Robert Dinwiddie over Dinwiddie’s decision to charge a fee of one pistole (approximately 18 shillings)...