Pictured here (L to R):
Chief Carl Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe; Governor Bob McDonnell; Chief Kevin Brown of the Pamunkey Tribe; Pamunkey Tribal Council Member
(Photo Courtesy of Michaele White, Governor’s Photographer)
Governor McDonnell joined the Chiefs and members of the Pamunkey and Mattoponi Tribes for the annual Tax Tribute Ceremony at the Executive Mansion today. The Ceremony dates back to the Treaty of Middle Plantation in 1677, and is an annual Thanksgiving event. Chief Carl Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe and Chief Kevin Brown of the Pamunkey Tribe presented Governor McDonnell with gifts including 2 buck deer, a beaded bolo made by Chief Custalow’s sister and a decorated gourd.