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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.
(Biography) American Indian name Wahunsonacock. died 1618, American Indian chief of a confederacy of tribes; father of Pocahontas
Pow•ha•tan(ˈpaʊ əˌtæn, ˈpaʊˌhæt n)
c1550–1618, North American Indian chief in Virginia, father of Pocahontas.
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|Noun||1.||Powhatan - 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|
|3.||Powhatan - the Algonquian language of the Powhatan|