Welcome To The Meherrin Indian Tribe

The Meherrin Indian Tribe has an enduring presence in the Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina region that dates back to time immemorial. Our people have a deep and meaningful connection to our ancestral lands, and our cultural identity is anchored in our Iroquois traditions, language (known today as Skarù·ręʔ), and spirituality.

Today, our tribe is focused on preserving and promoting our rich heritage and Iroquois traditions, with a particular emphasis on revitalizing our language. Our territories in Hertford, Bertie, Northampton, and Gates counties in North Carolina serve as a vibrant hub of our cultural and social activities, including the annual Meherrin Indian Powwow, a celebration that draws visitors from far and wide.