RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The chiefs of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey American Indian tribes upheld a 333-year-old treaty by presenting the Virginia governor with two deer and a turkey.
The slain animals were presented Wednesday to Gov. Robert McDonnell at the executive mansion in Richmond as part of a centuries-long tradition exempting the tribes from paying taxes, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
"On behalf of the people of Virginia, I accept this tribute," McDonnell said.
The Republican governor said some of the meat is bound for his own Thanksgiving table.