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Chief Powhatan

Powhatan, whose proper name was Wahunsenacawh, was the leader of the Powhatan, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking American Indians living in Tsenacommacah, in the Tidewater region of Virginia at the time when English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607.

June 17, 1545 - 1618

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Anger Courage Daughter Destroy Food Force Forward Hearts Killing Killing It Hide All Love My Daughter Provided Quietly Speaks Start Understanding Wisdom Years Less More Hide All See All
My daughter speaks with a wisdom beyond her years. We have all come here with anger in our hearts but she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward if there is to be more killing it will not start with me.
Why should you take by force that from us that which you can have by Love? Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food What can you get by war? — © Chief Powhatan
Why should you take by force that from us that which you can have by Love? Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food What can you get by war?
Why will you take by force what you may have quietly by love?
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