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Strachey's A Dictionarie of the Indian Language

Smith's Vocabulary of Indian words

Weroances and Their Tribes

English Observers

William Strachey' s Description of Critters in the Chesapeake Bay

Henry Spelman, Relation of Virginia, 1609


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What caused the First Anglo-Powhatan War?

The First Anglo-Powhatan War was the result of Lord de la Warr's orders to George Percy on August 9, 1610. Percy and seventy men went to the capital town of Paspahegh where the English killed or injured fifity or more people and captured a wife of Wowinchopunch, the weroance, and her children. After returning to their boat, the Englishmen killed the children by throwing them overboard and shooting them in the water. The killing of women and children was not tolerable in Powhatan warfare: it greatly affected Powhatan and his people. The Paspaheghs never recovered from this and appeared to have merged with other chiefdoms.



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