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Columbus Day Protest participants with sign

Columbus Day Protest participants at Virginia Tech, ca. October 2001

About the Exhibit

This exhibit explores significant events surrounding the history of the Indigenous community at Virginia Tech and the surrounding areas. This project is a work-in-progress. Information on Virginian tribes and Indigenous Peoples at Virginia Tech is being received, updated, and revised continually.

We invite you to submit your feedback and suggestions by contacting Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, at or 540-231-3810.

We also encourage you to visit the Native at VT History Exhibit from the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center and University Libraries.

Exhibit History

This exhibit was originally created from 2000-2002 to explore the history of Indigenous Peoples at Virginia TechYou can view the original exhibit through the Wayback Machine:

Exhibit Use

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Tutelo/Monacan people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognize their continuing connection to the land, water, and air that Virginia Tech consumes. We pay respect to the Tutelo/Monacan Nations, and to their elders past, present, and emerging.

- from the Virginia Tech American Indian and Indigenous Community Center