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Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon "Eagle Plume" Powhatan
Birth: 1554
York County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1646
York County
Virginia, USA

Paramount Chief of Tsenacomoco, also known as the Powhatan Confederation 1618-1646.

Various historians reference him as the younger brother, half brother or cousin of Chief Powhatan, Opechancanough is most famous for leading assaults on the English settlers in Virginian and for the capture of colonist John Smith.

Opechancanough ordered the Great Assaults of 1622 and 1644 (Anglo-Powhatan Wars) which led to the massacre of thousand of English settlers. In 1646 Opechancanough was captured by an expedition of Virginia governor William Berkeley and brought him to Jamestown where approximately two weeks later he was shot and killed by one of the guards.

There are no written records of where Opechancanough is buried but most historians believe he was buried near his brother Chief Powhatan. 
 
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 Children:
  Weroance Nectowance Powhatan (1600 - 1649)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pamunkey Indian Reservation
King William
King William County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: zrustfamily
Record added: Dec 06, 2012
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Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Eagle Plume Powhatan
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Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Eagle Plume Powhatan
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My twelfth great uncle. Rest in Peace.
- K. Bartlett
 Added: Aug. 12, 2015
My 11th Great Grandfather.
- Betty Evans
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
May the love of God which surpasses all understanding infuse the spirits of all who lived in this time and bring reconciliation now that all have returned to the Lord.
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015
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