The Erie Indian Moundbuilders Tribal Nation consists of many different tribes and clans. We are the true Indigenous People to the americas, also known as “Turtle Island”.
The Erie Indian Moundbuilders history is long and amazing. History shows that some of these tribes forced out went south into Virginia, including the Westo. “An unknown tribe (about 600-700) fleeing the Iroquois entered the Virginia Piedmont and settled near the Falls of the James River (Richmond). They built a large, fortified village and terrorized the local Powhatan tribes who called them the Ricahecrian. A combined English and Powhatan army went out to expel these intruders but was soundly defeated. However, shortly after this battle the Ricahecrian abandoned their village and disappeared. Ricahecrian is a Virginia Algonquin word that seems to mean ‘from beyond the mountains.’ The Powhatan obviously believed that these new enemies had come from west of the Appalachians.” Chistopher GIST said Rickahockan (Ricahecrian, Rechahecrian, Rockahocan, Rickahocken) (as Cherokee were known by the Powhatan) had settled at the Falls of the James River (Richmond, Virginia) “about the time the Iriquois [sic] completed their conques later some were called Cherokee; Moor (Laster Tribe) and is of the Ani-Gi-La-Hi Long Hair Clan. (Source: Erie Moundbuilders aka http://www.sheilagibson.org/resrchtime1600.html)
See below front cover of Newsweek image of Kennewick man
Remarkable likeness to Chief Tecumseh Brown-Eagle
To get a better understanding of the Erie Indian Moundbuilders and its history, first get to know Tecumseh Brown Eagle, Chief and Chairman of the Erie Indian Moundbuilders Tribal Nation.