Each year the governor of Virginia meets with members of the Pamunkey and Mattoponi Tribes for the annual tax tribute ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Richmond.
The ceremony dates back to the Treaty of Middle Plantation in 1677 and occurs each year at Thanksgiving.
A news release from the governor’s office lays out this year’s tribute:
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.
Pictured from left are Chief Carl Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe; Governor Bob McDonnell; Chief Kevin Brown of the Pamunkey Tribe; Pamunkey Tribal Council Member.
As a bonus, here’s a photo of the 1928 tribute ceremony with then-Gov. Harry Byrd. This photo hangs in the Virginia Capital.