Opechancanough was paramount chief
of Tsenacomoco, a political
alliance of Virginia Indians, and famously led massive assaults against the English
colonists in 1622 and 1644. The younger brother (or cousin) of Powhatan, who was paramount chief at
the time of the Jamestown
landing in 1607, Opechancanough was possibly chief of the Youghtanund Indians and, as such, protected one
of Tsenacomoco's most critical territories. Still, when another chief seduced his. . .
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