Lynette Allston - Council Chair and Chief - Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. A graduate of Duke University, Chief Allston returned to Virginia after retiring from two decades of business ownership in South Carolina. During her business and civic career, Lynette served on the corporate Board of the Palmetto Health Hospital System; Chair, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Board; Chair, the Palmetto Health Hospital System Foundation Board; and Chair, Columbia Museum of Art Commission.
Nottoway Indians - This tribe's original lands were found on the edge of the Tidewater Region. They spoke Algonquian, but developed their own Nottoway language that later died out. Their population was wiped out due to European diseases.
Virginia Genealogy| The Native Nations of Virginia are many and varied. One of the largest group was the Algonquian with populations over 10,000. Some of the Algonquian tribes were Doeg, Powhatan, Pohick and Nansemond. They lived in the coastal regions. Moving inland were the Iroquoians with tribes of Cherokee, Nottoway and Meherrin. The Siouan group had the Monacan and Saponi tribes.