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Chief Emporer Wahonsonacock Powhatan

Birth06/17/1545
Death1618
Cause: smallpox
introduced by European explorers
Grave1618
Aged: 72.5 years
Algonquian Pau't-hanne or Pau-wau-tan meaning

"Falls in a current" & later "Hill of the powwow"
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Mantequos of The 

   
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Matachanna of The 

   
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Nantaguaus ???of The 

1569/16121570/1659   
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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Book:Encyclopedia of Georgia Indians; Covers Powatan, Pocahontas, Thomas Rolfe & others;
  3. Personal: Tammy Mellard Wheeler;
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Tom Burks   •  17-Jun-17 12:11 PM
Sources listed and other research do not indicate a smallpox death.

One source notes: According to one legend, Powhatan, returning homeward from a battle near what is now Philadelphia,[8] stopped at the Big Spring on Sligo Creek (present-day Takoma Park, Maryland near Washington, DC) to recuperate from his wounds in the medicinal waters there.[9] Modern historians have dismissed this tale as lacking credibility; nonetheless, a commemorative sculpture of Powhatan has stood at the site since 1985.[10] wikipedia.org

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