Powhatan Indian Locations

The tribes, in the order of their location on Smith’s map, were as follows:

Tauxenent, Fairfax county
Potomac, Stafford and King George counties
Cuttatawomen, King George county
Pissasec, King George and Richmond counties
Onawmanieut, Westmoreland counties
Rappahannock, Richmond counties
Moraughtacund, Lancaster and Richmond counties
Secacawoni, Northumberland counties
Wicocomoco, Northumberland counties
Nantaughtacund, Essex and Caroline counties
Mattapony, Mattapony rivers
Mummapacune, York rivers (mentioned by Strachey);
Pamunkey, King Williameo
Werowocomoco, Gloucester counties;
Fiankatank, Piankatank rivers;
Pataunck (mentioned by Strachey)
Youghtanund, Pamunkey rivers
Chickahominy, Chickahominy rivers
Powhatan, Henrico counties
Arrohattoc, Henrico counties
Weanoc, Charles City counties
Paspahegh, Charles City and James City counties
Chiskiac, York county
Kecoughtan, Elizabeth City county
Appomattoc, Chesterfield county
Quioucohanoc, Surry county
Warrasqueoc, Isle of Wight county
Nansemond, Nansemond county
Chesapeake, Princess Anne county
Accohanoc, Accomac and Northampton counties
Accomac, Northampton county

Several other names appear in later times as the broken tribes formed new combinations.

Powhatan. The tribe which gave name to the Powhatan confederacy. Its territory was in what is now Henrico County, Va., and the tribe numbered about 150 in 1608. The chief of the tribe at the time the English commenced the settlement at Jamestown was called Wahunsonacock, but was commonly known to the whites as Powhatan from his place of residence, and the name was extended to the confederacy.


Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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