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There were several Native American groups living in the area that came to be known as Virginia, when the first white settlers arrived. * The Powhatan, members of the Algonquian group, lived along the coast. * The Monacan and the Manahoac lived in the area known as the Piedmont. * Nahyssan who lived along the James River. * The Occaneechi lived along the Roanoke River. * Susquehanna lived in the upper Chesapeake Bay area. * The Cherokee lived in the southwestern part of Virginia. * The Nottoway in the southeastern section of Virginia. See Related Links.

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