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Uploaded on Jun 12, 2008

We are currently enrolling for the Manahoac Saponi Nation.

Saponi Newman's ridge and Manahoac. The Collins of Newman's ridge is the Descendants of the historical Saponi and Manahoac tribe. The Saponi and Monacan tribes was from Va to Sc and Tennesse. The Saponi and Monacan tribes was very close in relations to each other and at one time the Saponi was part of the Monacan nation. The Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribes also had many smaller tribes joined with them. The Saponi Manahoac and Monacan was some of the first native American people encountered by Desoto and John Smith. The Saponi Manahoac and Monacan was known by many names. The Saponi Manahoac and Monacan was also known for many different locations on the East Coast. Some common names found with the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan are Collins, Bollings, Austin, Harrison, etc. Saponi Manahoac and Monacan was Siouan and Algonkian speaking tribes. Disease and warfare was a major factor in the decline of the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan numbers. People from the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribes was known for helping the USA government in fighting in various wars. There is several websites which discuss the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribes. Some website focus mainly on the Saponi Manahoac or the Monacan while some focus on the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan as a whole. There is currently about 5 tribes today that carry the Saponi name, and 1 that carries the Monacan name. 3 of the Saponi ones are state recognized. The Saponi Manahoac and Monacan are known as woodland tribes. The Saponi and Monacan was known to live in round houses. There is not a whole lot known about if the Saponi and Monacan had actual tattoos however other tribes around them did. The Saponi would paint one eye blue and the other eye red with a circle fashion before going to war. Red tail Hawks are thought to have been honored by the Saponi and Monacan. Enemies of the Saponi and Monacan was the Iroquois tribes along the eastern United states. Later in time the Saponi joined with some of the Iroquois tribes and even lived with some becoming the 6th nation. The plains Siouan tribes are thought to have either at one time to have broken off from the Saponi and Monacan tribes however it is still not proven and only a theory as some also wonder if the Saponi and Monacan did not break off from the plains Siouans instead. Pottery has been found at Saponi and Monacan sites. The Saponi Manahoac and Monacan was known for wearing what is called a Gorget made out of Counch shells. Wampum is also widely found amound the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan sites. The Saponi and Manahoac are the ancestors to the Collins family of Newman's ridge. The languages of the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan is not known enough currently to speak the languages fluently however efforts go on to this day to revive the languages. Every day there appears to be more and more of the puzzles about the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan being put together. With the Catawba tribe at Federal status the Saponi and Monacan tribes are now in efforts to receive Federal status as well. There is no full blood person from the Saponi Manahoac or Monacan tribe however the descendants strive hard to keep the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribe's culture and heritage alive. If you would like to learn more about the Saponi Monacan or any of the other Eastern United State's tribes then you can check out the link below which specializes in the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribes as well as many others. I hope some of the information you have Saw here about the great Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribes has been informative to you and has given you more interest into researching more about the Saponi Manahoac and Monacan tribes.

http://www.geocities.com/Manahoac_Saponi
http://www.freewebs.com/ecsnation

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