About Us

We are direct descendants of The Whitetop Tribe originally established in 1896. The tribe was then located in the areas of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky North Carolina, and Tennessee borders. Between 1896 and 1908 approximately 2000 citizens of this group submitted applications to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), but were denied for various reasons. The BIA acknowledge that these applicants were likely descendants of Virginia Indian tribe but were not listed on the Dawes or other Indian census rolls.

The purpose and mission of The Tribe of the Whitetop Band of Native Indians is to protect and enhance the quality of the lives of all our citizens, to protect the culture and traditions of Native Americans, to teach our young people the history of our families and the history of Native American peoples, to respect the burial sites of our ancestors that have gone before us and for the generations to come, and to confront ongoing environmental issues that have plagued our Nation as a whole and the health of Mother Earth. We will stress the importance of Her continued survival.