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September 3, 2010

Chief Powhatan Statue, Williamsburg, Virginia



The Williamsburg area is steeped in history.  An important part of that history is the Native American groups who inhabited the area when the English settlers arrived in 1607. The story of Pocahontas saving Captain John Smith is well-known.  Her father, Wahunsonacock, better know at Powhatan, was the chief of the Powhatan Indians. According to the story, Smith was captured and about to be put to death when Pocahontas intervened.  Being her father's favorite daughter, he acquiesced, allowing Smith to live and the rest is history. This statue is located outside the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse.

11 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Great, impressive statue of the chief.
Costas

GrandmaK said...

You deliver some the the most wonderful pictures!!! I can sit look at them over and over again! Thank you so much!!! Wishing you a grand weekend! Cathy

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful shot of the Chief Powhatan statue. Have a wonderful weekend.

Leif Hagen said...

He looks so real that from the thumbnail I thought he might be a real person!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

You captured such wonderful detail in this photograph. I like the splash of color from the flowers.

Karine said...

This is a wonderful statue in a beautiful setting!

Ginny said...

I am familiar with the story, and watched the movie, though it was the Disney version! What strikes me is that Powhatan looks like a movie star! I wonder if this is what he really looked like?

Paula said...

I guess being a favorite has its advantages! That's quite a dignified piece of statuary.

Pat Tillett said...

One of the few great native american stories that almost everyone knows.

James Wright said...

I love your photo of Chief Wahunsonacock (Powhatan's Statue), and would like to use it as an illustration in the epic historical novel I will be finishing very soon. The book is about the life and legend of Opechancanough, Powhatan's half brother and successor. Powhatan is a major character in this story, as you might guess. The book will be published as an ebook only in it's first release. I would be happy to send you an electronic copy of the book in consideration for using your photo. I am also interested in photos of Conlonial Jamestown, replica ships, and powhatan buildings and artifacts.
Please contact me at wrightja2000@yahoo.com regarding permission and acknowledgements.

J Floyd said...

Nice picture the founder of the VA historical society was my 4th grandfather, he was a VA 2 times and ran for President, hid 3rd grandmother was Ni Ka tai Powhatan, the said daughter of Opechunkano, but see the VA tribes told me thats VA history and not there's. Not sure how to take that one. Great picture .

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