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Powhatan

(pou'ətăn`), d. 1618, Native North American chief of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia, whose personal name was Wahunsonacock. He greatly extended the dominion of the Powhatan ConfederacyPowhatan Confederacy,
group of Native North Americans belonging to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). Their area embraced most of tidewater Virginia and the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay.
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 and after the marriage (1614) of his daughter PocahontasPocahontas
, c.1595–1617, Native North American woman, daughter of Chief Powhatan. Pocahontas, meaning "playful one" (her real name was said to be Matoaka), used to visit the English in Virginia at Jamestown.
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 to John Rolfe kept peace with the English colonists.

Powhatan

American Indian name Wahunsonacock. died 1618, American Indian chief of a confederacy of tribes; father of Pocahontas
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Smith returned four more times to Werowocomoco to meet with Powhatan. Then, just over a year after his first encounter with Smith, Powhatan moved inland under pressure from the colonists.
That's a fanciful footnote for many Virginia Indians, historians and archaeologists, who say the real story is that this land was the center of a complex, sprawling empire ruled by Powhatan long before the first permanent English settlement in American was founded in 1607.
Instead, we must begin long before her birth with the forging of the paramount chiefdom led by her kinsman Powhatan in the late sixteenth century.
(2) While the film includes episodes needed to offer a historically accurate account of the early colonization of Tsenacomoco--not least in depictions of the beginnings of the Virginia tobacco industry and consequent displacement of the Powhatan or in frequent juxtapositions between Captain Smith and Captain Newport's lofty political ideals and the far baser actions of the colonists--ultimately, its emphasis falls elsewhere.
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Sent to trade with a local chief, Powhatan, he falls in love with his daughter, Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher).
The exploits of the brash, swashbuckling colonist John Smith; the venerable chief Powhatan; and his infatuated daughter Pocahontas would be recited, retold and embroidered until they gathered the status of an epic founding myth of the new nation.
The men of the Virginia Company had been in Virginia less than 10 weeks, having settled on a marshy spit of land along the Powhatan River they called Jamestown, when things began to go badly.
The land, however, was already home of the Algonquian-speaking Indians, ruled by Chief Powhatan and the settlement resulted in the destruction of many aspects of their life and culture.
The Queen referred to the "will of the native Powhatan people to find ways to co-exist" in her speech as she talked about the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in the US.
Wilder said city officials are talking with Prince William and Powhatan counties about building the jail as a regional facility.
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