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date: 02 March 2021


(fl. 1607–1618)
  • J. Frederick Fausz


Powhatan (fl. 1607–1618), principal Algonquian chief of coastal Virginia, and most famous Indian leader during the first decade of the Jamestown colony, was also known as Wahunsonacock or Wahunsonacawh. His precise origins and parentage are unknown, although it is widely believed that he was born in the 1540s near the present site of Richmond, Virginia....

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