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.
Weroance Nectowance Powhatan (1600 - 1649)*
Pamunkey Indian Reservation
King William County
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Record added: Dec 06, 2012
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My twelfth great uncle. Rest in Peace.|
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My 11th Great Grandfather.|
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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
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