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First European identification of the Sappony along what is now the western James River, Virginia.
Explorers visit Sappony towns of “Sapon” and “Nahisan.” Sappony believed to be living near present day Clarksville, Virginia.
Governor Spotswood of Virginia constructed “Fort Christ Anna” in today’s Brunswick County, Virginia to monopolize trade. Sappony children attended the Indian school inside the impressive five-sided fort. Sappony played a major role in the functioning, economics and daily routine of Fort Christanna. (For more on Fort Christanna, see the fort’s description on the Historical Marker Database website.)
William Byrd and his surveying party drew the “Dividing Line” between North Carolina and Virginia aided by Ned Bearskin, a Sappony guide and hunter. Bearskin guided and fed the surveying party. This “line” that the Sappony helped to create runs through the current day Sappony settlement.
Sappony served with the colonists in the Revolutionary War. Although Sappony have been identified in High Plains as early as 1755, it wasn’t until Tribal members served in the war that they were able to purchase land in the High Plains Settlement. Sappony fought for the United States in every major war thereafter.
First Indian church in High Plains formed.
First Indian school formed in High Plains.
High Plains Indian Settlement received first formal Indian school with school board representation.
Legislative recognition for Sappony received from the state of North Carolina as “Indians of Person County.” The tribe was then able to receive state funding for education. High Plains Indian School established, built by the Sappony on land donated by the Sappony.
Recognition received from the state of Virginia. Tribal members living in Virginia able to attend High Plains Indian School.
Current church, Calvary Baptist, built.
High Plains Indian School closed
Legislative name change from “Indians of Person County” to Sappony.