Virginia Algonquian


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Virginia Algonquian

n.
The extinct Eastern Algonquian language of eastern Virginia.
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After nearly a decade of excavations, they found not only evidence of contact between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists but artifacts suggesting that Werowocomoco, which translates from Virginia Algonquian language to "a place of leadership," had been a significant spiritual and political place for four centuries before that.
The particular experience of Virginia Algonquians as a group well versed in preserving internal unity while defending themselves against the encroachments of outsiders long before the arrival of the English, combined with Cockacoeske's own experience as a Virginia Algonquian woman, account for her and the group's ability to persevere in the worst of circumstances.

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