Honorary Chief - Chief Kind Heart - Singer/Actor/Cherokee Wayne Newton. This was in recognition of his generosity to the people of southern Missouri during the floods of 1994.
WAHUNSUNACOCK OR POWHATAN---1593-1618 Who was his father?
"Why should you take by force that from us that which you can have by Love?
Why should you destroy us, who have provided you with food
What can you get by war?
I am not so simple as to not know it is better to eat good meat, lie well, and sleep quietly with my women and children; to laugh and be merry with the English; and being their friend, to have copper, hatchets, and whatever else I want, than to fly from all, to lie cold in the woods, and to be so hunted, that I cannot rest, eat, or sleep."
Wahunsonacock (Powhatan), 1609
UNNAMED, WEAK, VACILLATING TRAITOR TO THE FAMILY--- 1645-1696 - BROUGHT ABOUT TREATY OF 1672
JOHN WILSON--- 1819-1842 from the book "Famous Indians" published circa 1865, shown (early tintype photo to be added soon) with Caddo Dancing Chief and the Amonsoquath Wampum hanging behind his left shoulder
MARTIN "WALKING BEAR" WILSON 7/8 Cherokee---1972 TO PRESENT
Minister in the Congregational Bible Church and the Native American Church - Graduate of the 110 year old Blackstone College of Law.
Designated successor: THOMAS LEON "TOMMY" WILSON, now aged 16 years
Don Luis de Valasco, Pocahontas' Grandfather(?)
Don Luis de Valasco was captured in the 1560's by the Spanish and educated in Mexico, Madrid, and Havana. He was a Kiskiack of Virginia, and a member of the family that ruled over the native towns of that area. In 1570, with eight missionaries and Father Juan Baptista de Segura, the native they now called Don Luis de Valasco was brought back to his homeland. Upon his return, he took back his position as head of an eminent family and chief of his tribe. He took several wives, which outraged the priests. They shamed him with verbal attacks and he (Don Luis) wiped out the mission.
After that many Kiskiasks were hung by the whites. It is probable that Don Luis was Chief Powhatan's father or his sister was Powhatan's mother, or his brother. Most theories state that he was his half-brother, Opechancanough. Mainly this is because the name, Openchancanough meant "he whose soul is white" in the Algonkian tongue. In 1622, fifty years after Mendendez hung the Kiskiacks, the aged Opechancanough almost wiped out the white men's colony at Jamestown, Virginia.
Powhatan's brother, Opechancanough, was said to be 99 years old when he was shot in 1644, and some claim he was even older.(Ballantine, Betty and Ian, The Native Americans. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, Inc., 1993, 182).
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