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Werowocomoco Historic Site

Chief Powhatan at Werowocomoco

Chief Powhatan at Werowocomoco

Gloucester County, Virginia
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Representatives of Native American tribes and state officials join Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell in commemorating Werowocomoco – the seat of Chief Powhatan’s power. It was a thriving economic and social center for the tribes in the Virginia Peninsula region. This program was hosted by the Virginia Department of Historic  Resources.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:39am (ET)

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