Chief Lynette Allston of the Nottoway Tribe poses in a woven blue shawl and long beads
Credit: Flickr
Original Author: Pat Jarrett/Virginia Humanities
Created: July 30, 2021
Medium: Digital photograph

Nottoway Indian Chief Lynette Allston

Lynette Allston, Chief of the Nottoway Tribe of Virginia, is dressed in a colorful woven blue shawl, beads and bracelet, as she stands between the tribal flag and a historical marker that notes the site of the original Nottoway reservation. This photograph was taken in 2021 in Capron, Virginia, on Nottoway tribal land. After a career as a small business owner and community leader for various organizations in Columbia, South Carolina, Allston retired and returned to Virginia where she became active in tribal affairs.