Wahunsonacock

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Noun1.Wahunsonacock - Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern VirginiaWahunsonacock - Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
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He argues that most Lost Colony theories have been based on four fallacies: that master pilot Simon Fernandez was responsible for the failure of the colony through incompetence or villainy; that John Smith's references to the omen cloathedo at Ocanahonan and Pakrakanick were Lost Colonists; that Wahunsunacock, know to the English as Chief Powhatan, slaughtered the colony; and that William Strachey's reference to the oslaughter at Roanokeo does not only refer to Roanoke Island, but anywhere in the area separating Albemarle Sound and Jamestown.
Superbly translated from the original French, Pocahontas: Princess of the New World is a black-and-white graphic novel about the life story of Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, an American Indian princess who earned a legendary place in history.
It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time: from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan in the seventeenth century, to the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the twenty-first century.
In 1613, Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, was captured by English Capt.
Means then followed with roles in 1994's "Natural Born Killers," and a significant voiced role as Chief Powhatan in the 1995 animated film "Pocahontas.
1614: Native American teenager Pocahontas, a favoured daughter of paramount chief Powhatan, married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.
Historically, this event might well have constituted the first Indian removal under the pressure of the English settlers, as the paramount Chief Powhatan relocated the town in 1609 to Orapakes, further up the Chickahominy River and away from the shore and the English settlement.
According to the film, smith is captured by a group of Native Americans and brought before their Chief Powhatan, who wants him executed.
Living on one of the oldest reservations in the country, the Mattaponi trace their history back to Chief Powhatan, who ruled most of Tidewater Virginia when the Europeans arrived in 1607.
There always was a small Tradescant room with items that ranged from the great shell-encrusted deer-skin cloak belonging to the American-Indian chief Powhatan to mummified Egyptian cats; but now his collection of oddities, and antiquarian Elias Ashmole's ambiguous relation to it, is properly presented and explained.

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