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Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe to honor native lives lost at Battle of Bloody Run

The Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe will be holding a small ceremony on Saturday, January 16, 2016, to honor the native American persons who lost their lives during the battle of Bloody Run in 1656.

“We will start the prayers at 2pm on Libby Hill, ” says Chief Terry Price, “and follow with a few songs by our drummers. We hope the community will join us.”

The Battle of Bloody Run took place in 1656 at what is now the area now occupied by the 200 and 300 blocks of North 30th Street. The fierce battle between the colonial forces, their native allies, and the opposing native forces earned the site its name of Bloody Run, as the creek was said to have run red with blood. (See also: The Battle of Bloody Run by Tricia Noel).

Members of the Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, Inc. of Virginia are the Cherokee people of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Wolf Creek Cherokee Museum at 7400 Osborne Turnpike is open Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

PHOTO via Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe

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Pamunkey
Pamunkey
4 years ago

Ok this whole ordeal is seriously problematic, and would literally take me pages to fully explain all of the Indigenous politics behind the bullshit that is this so called ceremony. I am a Pamunkey Indian person, for those of you who don’t know who the Pamunkey are, we occupy the oldest Reservation (as defined by TREATY) in the United States, that is located in King William County. We were the central leading force, politically and geographically, behind the Powhatan Chiefdom. For example, all of the paramount leaders of the Chiefdom from Wahunsenacawh (Powhatan) to Cockoeske, Queen of Pamunkey who signed… Read more »

Jennifer
Jennifer
4 years ago

It was Pamunkey Indians and their Chief that died at Bloody run, not Cherokee right?

Pamunkey
Pamunkey
4 years ago

I also want to add that I do not have issues with people exploring or expressing their Indigenous heritage, but when that expression infringes on Pamunkey ancestry and attempts to rewrite history in the name of media attention, we have a serious problem. And unfortunately the majority of the non-Native public in this state (that includes Virginia’s governmental leaders and legislators) have absolutely no clue about the complex history and contemporary reality of Virginia’s Indian people. The “All Indians are the same” and the “I’ve talked to/ know one Indian so I’ve talked to them all” are seriously egregious stereotypes… Read more »

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