Mother of Pocahontas & Matachanna

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N.N., of the Mattaponi

Immediate Family:

Wife of Wahunsonacock, paramount chief of the Powhatan
Mother of Pocahontas; Matachanna, of the Powhatan and Matachannu, of the Powhatan

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About Mother of Pocahontas & Matachanna

The Mattaponi say that the mother of Pocahontas and Mattachana was a Mattaponi Indian woman. The 'matta' in Mattachana indicates that her mother was of that tribe



  • [1] Francis Mossiker, Pocahontas: The Life and the Legend, (New York: DeCapo Press, 1995).
  • [2] James Horn, A land as God Made It, Jamestown and the Birth of America, (New York: Basic Books, 2005), 9.
  • [3] Helen C. Rountree, Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough, Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown, (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2005).
  • [4] Frank E. Grizzard and D. Boyd Smith, Jamestown Colony: A Political, Social and Cultural History, (ABC-CLIO, 2007).
  • [5] Natalie Zacek, "William Strachey 1572-1621", Encyclopedia Virginia
  • ( : accessed 20 October 2015).

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Mother of Pocahontas & Matachanna's Timeline

September 17, 1595
James City County, Virginia