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CLEOPATRE AND POWHATAN
Posted by: Elton L. Powell (ID *****3093) Date: May 21, 2011 at 14:23:48
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APPARENTLY MOST OF YOU HAVE NOT READ CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH'S 'HISORIES' ETC WHERE-IN HE DESCRIBES POWHATAN THIS WAY. A TALL, WELL PROPORTIONED MAN WITH A SOWER LOOK; HIS HEAD SOME-WHAT GREY; BEARD SO THIN THAT IT SEEMETH NONE AT ALL; AGE ABOUT 60 IN 1608- A VERY ABLE AND HARDY BODY TO ENDURE ANY LABOR'.
Other early authors to look to for research on the Indians are William Strachey--Robert Beverly--George Percy-- William Meade, Bishop--and many others.

Many writers don't explain how the dates on their research just don't line up with reality, even when applied to the Indians who had a culture that was vastly different than that of the whites. For example I see many different dates on both Cleopatre's birth and Nicketti's. Cleo was born in 1612 and married in 1618 and died in 1641. Married at age 6-?????
Some say that Cleo was 17 years younger that Pocahontas.
If Pocahontas ws born in 1595, than Cleo was born in 1612. I don't get it.
And Opechancanough so much the savage that when a house was built for him with a LOCK, he spent most of a day just locking and unlocking the door. And then there's this:
In Dr.Chalmers Postoumous Works, 'History in Virginia', pg.74 there are 2 paragraphs about Powhatan and his 2nd daughter(Cleopatre). In reply to Captain Newport when requestered that there be a 2nd marriage between the daughter and the Captain(een tho' the Captain had a wife in England), "I have sold her in a few days past to a great Werowance (Chief) 3 days journey from me, for 3 bushels of roanoke. (the Indian form of money at that time). This is also in Bishop Wm Meades Histories which were very close to these events.. ELTON



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