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Nonoma Matatiske Winanuske

Also Known As: "Nonoma of Powhatan"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Werowocomoco, Orapax, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Poechananough Winanuske and unknown native American Powhatan
Wife of Wahunsonacock Powhatan, Chief of the Powhatan
Mother of Parahunt Powhattan; Secotin Sonacock Powhattan; Taux Powhattan; Pamouic Sonacock Powhattan; Nantaquas and 7 others
Sister of Machumps

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About Winganuske

NONOMA MATATISKE WINANUSKE

The Wise County Historical Society has Chief Powhatan listed as marrying Wahunsonacook but the research I have found suggests that was Powhatan's name until he was made Chief. Her name is listed as above here: dead link

From Patowmeck Tides, Vol 12, Number 1. September 15, 2009

"The head of the Federation was allowed to have as many wives as he wished, whereas the other chief of the tribes under his rule were only allowed to have a maximum of two wives. It was the common practice of the head of the Federation to take a wife and then send her away after she had given birth to her first child. The head of the Federation had one child by each wife and the wife was then free to go on with her life and marry someone else. The one exception to this practice was the “favorite” wife. There was at least one favorite wife who lived with the head of the Federation and bore him many children. She was his favorite because she was of the royal bloodline and the only way through which he could have children to inherit his rule. He would, therefore, have as many children by her as he could to create his legacy. Who, then, was the mother of Pocahontas and Cleopatra? It was the favorite wife of Chief Powhatan, Winganuske. She was known to have been his favorite wife and the mother of his then favorite daughter (Cleopatra), after Pocahontas had left his home to be married. We know the names of many of Powhatan’s wives and children by the testimony of Machumps, the brother of Winganuske. Winganuske had the royal bloodline through her mother, the eldest of the two sisters of Chief Powhatan."

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  • http://www.multiwords.de/genealogy/Ja10%20Keziah%20Arroyah.html
    • Wahunsenacawh, Sachem, Chief Powatan b about 1570 m2 Winganuske, Princess; eldest of the two sisters of Chief Powatan, sister of Machumps. Children include: Cleopatra b about 1594 m uncle Opechancanough b about 1545 d 1644; Matoaka "Pocahontas", Princess (Rebecca) b about 1595 d 21 March 1617. Pocahontas, which means "Little Wanton," a playful, frolicsome little girl; m 1) Kacoum 2) John Rolfe
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Winganuske's Timeline

1571
1571
Werowocomoco, Orapax, Virginia, USA
1589
1589
Age 18
1591
1591
Age 20
Virginia
1592
1592
Age 21
Virginia, United States
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1593
Age 22
Virginia
1593
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1593
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Richmond, Henrico, Virginia
1594
1594
Age 23
Werowocomoco, Orpax, Virginia
1595
September 17, 1595
Age 24
James City, Virginia, USA
1595
Age 24