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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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In addition to his daughter's voice, Chief Powhatan makes his outrage about that aggression clear to Pocahontas and the audience watching the play:
The success of the ad led Terri Woodruff, Powhatan Chapter chairman, to make an exciting challenge for 2007: "This has been nothing except a positive experience for us.
What emerges is an unpretty picture of a Jamestown colony that thought it could get away with using local Indians as serfs, a John Smith who never met an Indian maiden who didn't want to save his skin and mate with him, a Powhatan strategy of marrying off the nubile females in the family to powerful rivals for diplomatic purposes, and a young woman, mischievous, bossy, athletic, who no more married for love than she converted to the white man's God out of seraphic rapture.
One dream-vision prophecy, prevalent among the Powhatan since "ancient dines," was recorded by Englishman William Strachey during a visit he made to Jamestown in 1610:
Three different historians tell us that the British translated the name Pocahontas to mean "little wanton," and they all comment on how most Powhatan women had naked breasts and that before puberty young girls went naked.
Gleach rejects assumptions that Powhatan cultural perspectives are inaccessible and earlier interpretations of Powhatan actions that rely on general historical or psychological models.
c1595 - 1617) Daughter of Powhatan, an Indian chief of Virginia.
About 1,500 UMWA members are employed at the West Virginia mines, another 200 or so at the Powhatan No.
Central Virginia Bank operates seven retail bank branches located in the counties of Powhatan, Cumberland, Chesterfield and Henrico.
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Smith himself documented his travels with care; the famous event when he was captured and brought before the great chief Powhatan was only one highlight of a vast and intrepid adventure.