Powhatan


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Powhatan: Powhatan Confederacy

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 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
References in periodicals archive ?
DRAWING INFERENCES: Why did Smith tell Powhatan that the ships landed because they had sprung leaks?
is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 38 year old $400 million community bank with its headquarters and main office in Powhatan County and six additional branch offices: two branches in the adjacent County of Cumberland, three branches in western Chesterfield County, and one branch in western Henrico County.
Recommend and identify a market position for the County of Powhatan.
A pre-bid conference will be held at the Powhatan State Park, Park Office at 8:30 a.
3 billion in total assets with 25 banking branches that reach from Powhatan County through the Richmond and along Interstate 64 to Hampton, following the closing of the merger.
is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 36 year-old, $500 million community bank with its headquarters and main branch in Powhatan County and six additional branches; two in the adjoining County of Cumberland, three in Chesterfield County, and one in Henrico County, all within the greater Richmond, Virginia area.
Fitch places all classes of notes issued under Powhatan Associates Mortgage Trust I series 1993-A (Powhatan 1993-A), Signature Resorts Vacation Ownership receivables-backed notes 1998-A (Signature 1998- A), TerraSun LLC Vacation Ownership receivables-backed notes 1999-A (TerraSun 1999-A), and Dutch Elm LLC Vacation Ownership receivables-backed notes 1999-B (Dutch Elm 1999- B) on Rating Watch Negative.
is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 36 year-old, $486 million community bank with its headquarters and main branch office in Powhatan County and six other full service banking offices, two in the County of Cumberland, three in western Chesterfield County and one in western Henrico County, adjacent to Richmond, Va.
Members in the city of Richmond, and the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico and Powhatan will continue to be covered by Trigon HealthKeepers Gold through December 31, 1999.
is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 35 year-old, $481 million community bank with its headquarters and main branch office in Powhatan County and six other full service banking offices, two in the County of Cumberland, three in western Chesterfield County and one in western Henrico County, adjacent to Richmond, Va.
is the parent of Central Virginia Bank, a 35 year-old, $507 million community bank with its headquarters and main branch in Powhatan County and six additional branches; two in the adjoining County of Cumberland, three in Chesterfield County, and one in Henrico County, all within the greater Richmond, Virginia area.