Original Author: Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginina
Created: Twenty-first century
Medium: Digital placard
Selling off Nottoway Reservation Land from 1735 to the Late 1800s
This page created by the Nottoway Indian Tribe reproduces original documents with accompanying text blocks to outline how sections of the tribe's reservation lands were gradually sold off from 1735 to the late 1800s. The right hand side of the page presents the details and a document concerning a successful lawsuit brought by the tribe against Jeremiah Cobb, a former trustee who had mismanaged tribal funds during the sale of reservation lands in Southampton County. This is the only known instance of a Virginia Indian tribe that successfully brought a lawsuit under treaty/reservation rights during the nineteenth century.