The Metompkin Indian Tribe is an Eastern Shore of Virginia Algonquian-speaking tribe. The tribe is descended from the Powhatan, who were the dominant tribe of the region at the time of European contact.
The Metompkin were part of the Powhatan Confederacy, which was a large network of tribes that inhabited the lands around the Chesapeake Bay. Throughout the 17th century, the Metompkin were involved in a series of wars with the English colonists and the other tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy.
Eventually, the Metompkin were defeated and forced to relocate. In the early 1800s, the Metompkin were living in small settlements near the Rappahannock River. By the late 1800s, they had been forced to move further west and assimilate into the white population.
Today, the Metompkin Tribe is recognized by the state of Virginia and is an active member of the Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance. The tribe is working to preserve their culture and language, as well as to improve the economic and social conditions of their people.