Ancestors of the Occaneechi-Saponi were an ancient people who collectively called themselves Yésah (the people). The Yésah originally came from lands to the west, over the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains in an area known today as the Ohio river valley

Saponitown This site is for those seeking to identify and research Native ancestry deriving from the Piedmont of Virginia and North Carolina.  These are Siouan people, commonly referred to generically as the Saponi or Tutelo
The Occaneechi Band A small Indian community located primarily in the old settlement of Little Texas Pleasant Grove Township, Alamance County, North Carolina.  The OBSN community is a lineal descendant of the Saponi and related Indians who occupied the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia