As Iroquoians, Meherrin people are closely related to the Tuscaroras and Nottoways.  They were once one people and shared a common language - Skarure (possibly with different dialects).  Today, most Meherrin Tribe Members have Tuscarora ancestry tracing back to the nearby Indian Woods Reservation.  In 1761, Meherrin People were incorporated into the Tuscarora Nation and were taken under the protection of the Haudenosaunee (Five Nations/ Iroquois Confederacy) in 1712, along with the Tuscarora.  Some Meherrin decendents reside among the Tuscarora in New York and on the Six Nations Reserve in Canada.  However, the Meherrin who have remained in North Carolina maintain an independent tribal entity. While the Meherrin of today are westernized in our customs, many Meherrin have moved towards reviving Iroquois culture in their respective communities, through revitalizing the language, conducting Iroquois ceremonies, dances, and reinstating the Great Abiding Law of Peace.  This has been done most recently with guidance from other Haudenosaunee tribal groups.  Much of what is being done in modern Meherrin communities, mirrors what has happened across Indian Country. As the community disbanded and relocated, the current Meherrin Community moved back to the area of Meherrin Town.