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Powhatan

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Powhatan, North American tribe in eastern Virginia, of Algonquian linguistic stock. They grew corn, hunted, fished, and lived in villages with palisades. Under Powhatan their confederacy dominated some 30 tribes. After his death (1618) violent clashes with encroaching settlers led to their defeat. Some 3,000 Powhatan live in Virginia today.

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