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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.]

Powhatan

(ˌpaʊhəˈtæn; paʊˈhætən)
n
(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)

n.
c1550–1618, North American Indian chief in Virginia, father of Pocahontas.
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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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Also surviving are his grandchildren: Megan and husband Marc Freedman of Mansfield MA, Joan and husband Stacy Yoder of Powhaten VA, Peter and wife Sarah Waranowski of Raymond NH, John and wife Jennifer of Weare, NH, and Andrew Waranowski of Austin TX.
Lester, CCE, assistant warden, Powhaten Correctional Center, Virginia Department of Corrections, State Farm
This is a biography of the Native American princess, daughter of Chief Powhaten.