Powhatan

biographical name
Pow·​ha·​tan | \ ˌpau̇-ə-ˈtan, pau̇-ˈha-tᵊn\

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1550?–1618 Wa-hun-sen-a-cawh or Wahunsonacock; father of Pocahontas American Indian chief

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