The Monacan Nation
I’m Arlie Neskahi, and you’re listening to Wisdom of the Elders.
Along the banks of the James River lies the history of the Monacan nation. Only recently, the state of Virginia granted the Monacan official Native status and now the tribe is actively pursuing Federal recognition.
For the past five years, members of the Monacan nation have aggressively set out to map the history of their ancestors. The background of the Monacan is characterized by enriching family ties and legends that keep the past alive.