Pamunkey Indians

Pamunkey Indians (HMH5K)

Location: King William, VA 23086 King William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.794', W 77° 0.335'

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Eight miles south is the reservation on which the Pamunkey Indians live. The land has never been in non-Indian ownership and the Pamunkey live on it under a treaty made in 1677. In the early seventeenth century the Pamunkey were a chiefdom ruled by Opechancanough, brother and subject of the paramount chief Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas. Though they continually lost land to non-Indian settlers, they remained the most powerful chiefdom in eastern Virginia for as long as the traditional system lasted. Today the Pamunkey are governed by an elected chief, assistant chief, and council.
HM NumberHMH5K
Marker NumberOC 14
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323143 N 4172192
Decimal Degrees37.67990000, -77.00558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.794', W 77° 0.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 47.64" N, 77° 0' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20487 King William Rd, King William VA 23086, US
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