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Gangasco (from shingascui, ‘level, wet, and grassy ground’. Heckewelder). A village of the Powhatan confederacy formerly near the present Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia. It was the most important village on the lowest part of the East shore in 1722. The inhabitants, who were of the Accomac or the Accohanoc tribe, were known as Gingaskins and remained there until they were driven off in 1833, being then much mixed with negroes. (J. M.) Alternate Spellings: Gangascoe, Beverly, Virginia, 199, 1722. Gingaskins, Wise in Schoolcraft, Indian Tribes, v, 36, 1855 (name used for the band).  ...

Accohanoc Tribe

Accohanoc Indians. A tribe of the Powhatan confederacy that formerly lived on the river of the same name, in Accomac and Northampton counties, Virginia. They had 40 warriors in 1608. Their principal village bore the name of the tribe. They became mixed with Negroes in later times, and the remnant was driven off at the time of the Nat Turner insurrection, about 1833. (J....

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