A bitter dispute has divided the state's smallest Native American tribe, the Meherrin Nation, creating an identity crisis that will be settled in court.The question underlying the feud is who should be considered a tribal member. Both sides say they are trying to preserve the Hertford County-based tribe's history
Indian Country Today is a nonprofit news organization. Will you support our work?
All of our content is free. There are no subscriptions or costs. And we have hired more Native journalists in the past year than any news organization ─ and with your help we will continue to grow and create career paths for our people. Support Indian Country Today for as little as $10.