Paspahegh Indians

Paspahegh Indians (HMFMM)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 17.503', W 76° 55.995'

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Located nearby was the main town of the Paspahegh Indians, tributaries to paramount chief Powhatan. When Jamestown was built in their territory, the Paspahegh consistently resisted the English settlement. In Aug. 1610, George Percy, on orders from Gov. De La Warr (Delaware), destroyed the Paspahegh town and its crops, killing 16 people and capturing the wife and children of chief Wowinchapuncke. On their return to Delaware's ship, the English threw the children overboard and then shot them in the head, and later executed the chief's wife-actions that changed the nature of warfare for the Virginia Indians. Wowinchapuncke was killed in a later skirmish near Jamestown. The remaining Papsahegh left the area by 1611.
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HM NumberHMFMM
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Marker NumberV 50
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328637 N 4128986
Decimal Degrees37.29171667, -76.93325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.503', W 76° 55.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 30.18" N, 76° 55' 59.70" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19501 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City VA 23030, US
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