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Pow·ha·tan 1

 (pou′ə-tăn′, pou-hăt′n) Originally Wahunsonacock. 1550?-1618.
Algonquian leader who founded the Powhatan confederacy and maintained peaceful relations with English colonists after the marriage of his daughter Pocahontas to John Rolfe (1614).

Pow·ha·tan 2

 (pou′ə-tăn′, pou-hăt′n)
n. pl. Powhatan or Pow·ha·tans
1. A member of a confederacy of Native American peoples of eastern Virginia in the 1500s and 1600s, with present-day populations in the same area and in New Jersey.
2. The Algonquian language of the Powhatan, a dialect of Virginia Algonquian.

[After Powhatan.]


(ˌpaʊhəˈtæn; paʊˈhætən)
(Biography) American Indian name Wahunsonacock. died 1618, American Indian chief of a confederacy of tribes; father of Pocahontas


(ˈpaʊ əˌtæn, ˈpaʊˌhæt n)

c1550–1618, North American Indian chief in Virginia, father of Pocahontas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Powhatan - Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern VirginiaPowhatan - Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
2.Powhatan - a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
3.Powhatan - the Algonquian language of the Powhatan
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
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These fellows demonstrate a hidden meaning in "The Antediluvians," a parable in Powhatan," new views in "Cock Robin," and transcendentalism in "Hop O' My Thumb.
Instead of donning the crown and robes, Powhatan then distributes them casually among his people.
The Powhatan Chapter of the Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL), NRLC's Virginia affiliate, did an ordinary thing as far as chapters go on Mother's Day 2005; it ran a signature ad featuring the names of 300 community members who support the right to life.
They attempt to gather food by travelling up the Chickahominy River, where members of a Native American tribe, ruled by Powhatan (August Schellenberg), make their presence felt.
As a servant to Captain Smith, Samuel is able to tell the true story of Smith, Powhatan and Pocahontas.
They attempt to gather food by travelling up the Chickahominy River, where members of a Native American tribe, ruled by the mighty chieftain Powhatan (Schellenberg), make their presence felt.
Today the 15-year-old Kilcher (first name pronounced Core-ee-AHN-ka, and if the last name sounds familiar, her second cousin is singer Jewel Kilcher) doesn't need to sing for her supper, having snagged the role of Powhatan princess Pocahontas in Terrence Malick's ``The New World.
I made its original inhabitants the beneficiaries of "the forty acres and a mule" promise, which awarded them free land in Virginia, and I made them descendants of white plantation owners, African Americans and Powhatan Indians.
The jewellery is believed to have been commissioned when the Powhatan Indian (pictured left wearing the earrings) travelled to London in 1616 for an audience with James I.
Rose Powhatan is an enrolled member of the Pamunkey Indian Nation, once the leading tribe in the Powhatan Confederacy, which included Virginia, Washington, D.
But as often as she starred in John Smith's memoirs and in every early-American home-porn movie and colonial wet dream about white settlers and dark beauties in the forest primeval, and as much as she would later be reinvented and ideologized in the revisionist texts of the 1960s and '70s as a noble-savage victim of a European land grab, the daughter of Powhatan (chief of chiefs among Algonquins on the north shore of the Pamunkey, in what is now Virginia) has almost always served as a dresser's dummy for the hat, garters, cloak, and beads of myth.
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