Powhatan

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Synonyms for Powhatan

Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia

a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia

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the Algonquian language of the Powhatan

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It was a celebration of four hundred years of Anglo-American occupation of Tsenacomoco and Monascane--the aboriginal homelands of the Powhatan Confederacy and the Monacan Alliance--known today as Virginia.
Indeed, treaties were made in 1646 with the Powhatan Confederacy, 1676 with the collective Virginia tribes--including Powhatan, Monacan, and Nottaway Indians, in 1713 with the Saponi-Monacan, and again in the 1720's with these same people.
The Mattaponi tribe, a remnant of the once great Powhatan Confederacy, alleges that the construction of this reservoir--which, due to rapid population growth, is becoming a necessity for Virginia--infringes upon rights guaranteed in the 1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation.
3) Opechancanough was chief of the Powhatan Confederacy from 1618 through 1644.
Custalow explains the customs, legal systems and chiefdoms of the Powhatan confederacy in clear, direct terms.