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The Powhatan Tribe, Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas

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  • Nonoma Matatiske Winanuske (1571 - 1618)
    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 Chi...
  • Nicketti "She Who Sweeps the Dew from the Flowers" Hughes (Powhatan) (c.1625 - c.1720)
    Information from Arnold gedcom, JD Watson: Opechancanough, the celebrated chief of the Powhatans, was brutally murdered while a prisoner in 1644. He left a lovely young daughter, the child of his old a...
  • Matachanna "Cleopatra" Powhatan, the Shawano (c.1610 - 1684)
    From Powhatan-Vann- Jernigan Connection 1-Chief Morning Powhatan +Unknown 2-Chief Ensenore Powhatan Chief Morning Great Powhatan b. 1520, Coastal Virginia, d. After 1559 +Morning Flower b. 1515, ...
  • Opechancanough Powhatan, Chief of the Pamunkey (c.1545 - 1645)
    -------------------- [Brother of Chief Powatan (real name Wahunsonacock) When Powatan died in1618, Opechancanough took over. he was much more violent than his brother. in 1622 he invaded Jamestown. B...

The Powhatan Tribe, Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas

This project is to help sort out all of the family members of this family line. There has been much debate as to who the real Pocahontas was, this project it to help find those answers for family members. Due to the fact that many of the family line associated with this family have nothing more then oral histories to go on, this project will take some time. I plan of working on this project with a few of my family who are not on Geni, but are members and historians of the tribes that are associated to the Powhatan tribe and their living history. If anyone would like to work on this project and associated families, please let me know. I am already working with one of the other Projects that have English families who married into this tribe. This project will take in more than just the Virginia tribes list, as many of the original tribes, over time, consolidated into the few remaining Virginia tribes that are recognized today.

I will post more information and links, as well as books that could be of help in this project next week.

Terri Rosenthal