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man Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon "Eagle Plume" Powhatan‏‎
Born ‎ 1554 York County, Virginia, USA, died ‎ 1646 York County, Virginia, USA‎, 91 or 92 years, buried ‎ King William, King William County, Virginia, USA, 1st married/ related to: Cleopatra Shawano Powhatan, ‎2nd married/ related to: Unknown
Chief Eagle Plume was given his name by whites. Eagle Plume's real name was Opechancanough. He was the brother of Powhatan. Nikkiti aka Jane Eagle Plume was his daughter married to John Dodson. Powhatan's daughter was Pochohantas aka Rebecca Rolfe, after she was Baptised. Jane Eagle Plume and her where first cousins. This story was passed down through the Dodson's and descendants. The Dodson family came from the Jamestown area of VA.
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.


woman Jane Eagle Plume Powhatan‏‎
Born ‎ 1584 Virginia, died ‎ 1655 Virginia‎, 70 or 71 years