Map of Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom

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Title

Map of Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom

Subject

Virginia Indians

Description

A modern map shows the locations of various Indian groups in Tidewater Virginia that in 1607 constituted the Powhatan paramount chiefdom. By 1607, Powhatan had expanded his domain, through a combination of force and diplomacy, to between twenty-eight and thirty-two groups anchored by the Powhatan Indians and five others: the Pamunkey, the Arrohateck, the Appamattuck, the Youghtanund, and the Mattaponi. While the core groups were situated along the James, Mattaponi, and Pamunkey rivers, the land the Indians called Tsenacomoco extended from north of the Rappahannock to the south side of the James, from the fall line to the Eastern Shore.

Description courtesy of Encyclopedia Virginia.

Creator

Helen C. Rountree

Source

Unknown

Date

2002

Rights

Helen C. Rountree

Coverage

Tidewater Virginia
Chesapeake Bay

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Original Format

Map

Files

Powhatan Map.jpg

Citation

Helen C. Rountree, “Map of Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 5, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/95.

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