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C- Virginia Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

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A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Cantaunkack. A village of the Powhatan confederacy in 1 608, on York r. , Gloucester co., Va. (Smith (1629), Va., i, map, repr. 1819). It apparently belonged to the Werowacomaco, although Strachey uses the name as that of a tribe having more than 100 warriors about the same time. (J. M.)

Capahowasic. A village of the Powhatan confederacy in 1608, about Cappahosic, Gloucester co., Va.

Cattachiptico. A village of the Powhatan confederacy on Pamunkey r., in King William co., Va., in 1608. Smith (1629), Va., i, map, repr. 1819.

Cawwontoll. A village of the Powhatan confederacy in 1608, on the N. bank of the Rappahannock, in Richmond co., Va. Smith (1629), Va., i, map, repr. 1819.

Chawopo. A village of the Powhatan confederacy, in 1608, at the mouth of Chipoak cr. , Surry co. , Va.

Checopissowo. A village of the Powhatan confederacy, in 1608, on Rappahannock r. , above Tobacco cr. , in Caroline co., Va. Smith (1629), Virginia, i, map, repr. 1819.

Chesakawon. A village of the Powhatan confederacy, in 1608, about the mouth of Corotoman r., Lancaster co., Va. Smith (1629), Virginia, i, map, repr. 1819.

Chiconessex (from chicories ink, place of small turkeys. Hewitt). A village of the Powhatan confederacy, formerly about Wiseville, Accomac co., Va. It was nearly extinct in 1722. (J. M.)

Chincoteague (Chingua-tegwe, ‘large stream, inlet’. Hewitt). A village, probably belonging to the Accohanoc tribe of the Powhatan confederacy, formerly about Chincoteague inlet in Accomack co., Va. In 1722 the few remaining inhabitants had joined a Mary land tribe. Cf. Cinquaeleck, Cinquoteck.

Chiskiac. A tribe of the Powhatan confederacy formerly living in York co., Va. They numbered about 200 in 1608. At that time their principal village, of the same name, was on the s. side of York r., about 10 m. below the junction of the Mattapony and Pamunkey. (J. M.)

Christanna Indians. A group of Siouan tribes of Virginia, which were collected for a time in the early years of the 18th century at Ft Christanna, on Meherrin r., near the present Gholsonville, Va. Gov. Spotswood settled these tribes there about 1700 in the belief that they would form a barrier on that side against hostile Indians. The tribes were the Meipontsky, Occaneechi, Saponi, Stegaraki, and Tutelo. See Mooney, Siouan Tribes of the Fast, Bull. B. A. E., 1894.

Cinquack. A village of the Powhatan confederacy near Smiths Pt on the Potomac, in Northumberland co., Va., in 1608.

Cinqnaeteck. A village on the Potomac, in the present Prince George co., Md., in 1608. Smith (1629), Virginia, i, map, repr. 1819. Cf. Chincoteague, Cinquoteck.

Cinquoteck. A village of the Powhatan confederacy, probably of the Pamunkey tribe, in the fork of Mattapony and Pamunkey rs., King William co., Ya., in 1608. Smith ( 1629 ) , Virginia, i, map, repr. 1819. Cf. Chincoteague, Cinquaeteck.

Cuttatawomen. According to Capt. John Smith, the name of 2 tribes of the Powhatan confederacy in Virginia in 1608, each having a principal village of the same name. One village was on the Rappahannock, at Corotoman r., in Lancaster co., and the tribe numbered about 120. The other was about Lamb cr., on the Rappahannock, in King George co., and the tribe numbered about 80. (J. M.)

 

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