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  1. Cockacoeske: Birth: in 1640. Death: 1686 in West Pont Va

a. Note:   Opechancanough or Opchanacanough (/oʊpətʃ�nkənoʊ/) (1554-1646)[2] was a tribal chief within the Powhatan Confederacy of what is now Virginia in the United States, and its paramount chief from sometime after 1618 until his death in 1646. His name meant "He whose Soul is White" in the Algonquian Powhatan language.[3] He was the younger brother (or possibly half-brother) of Chief Powhatan, who had organized and dominated the Powhatan Confederacy.
  Powhatan warrior
 The Powhatan Confederacy was established in the late 16th and early 17th centuries under the leadership of Chief Wahunsonacock (who was more commonly known as Chief Powhatan, named for the tribe he originally led which was based near present-day Richmond, Virginia). Over a period of years, through negotiation and/or coercion, Chief Powhatan united more than 30 of the Virginia Indian[4] tribal groups in the Tidewater region of what is now the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States, essentially the southeastern portion of the state.
  At the time of the English settlement at Jamestown which was established in May 1607, Opechancanough was a much-feared warrior and a charismatic leader of the Powhatans. As Chief Powhatan's younger brother (or possibly half-brother), he headed a tribe situated along the Pamunkey River near the present-day town of West Point. Known to be strongly opposed to the European settlers, he captured John Smith of Jamestown along the Chickahominy River and brought him before Chief Powhatan at Werowocomoco, one of the two capital villages of the Powhatans. Located along the northern shore of the present-day York River, Werowocomoco was the site where the famous incident with Powhatan's young daughter Pocahontas intervening on Smith's behalf during a ceremony is thought to have occurred, based upon Smith's account.
  Written accounts by other colonists confirm that Pocahontas subsequently did serve as an intermediary between the natives and the colonists, and helped deliver crucial food during the winter of 1607-08, when the colonists' fort at Jamestown Island burned in an accidental fire in January 1608.
  The marriage of Pocahontas and colonist John Rolfe in April 1614 brought a period of peace; this ended not long after her death while on a trip to England and the death of her father, Wahunsonacock, in 1618. A short time later, after a brief succession of the chiefdom by Opitchipam, Opechancanough became paramount chief of the Powhatan Confederacy.
  Powhatan chief[edit]
 The natives and the colonists came into increasingly irreconcilable conflicts as the land-hungry export crop, tobacco (which had been first developed by Rolfe), became the cash crop of the colony. The relationship became even more strained as ever-increasing numbers of Europeans arrived and began establishing "hundreds" and plantations along the navigable rivers.
  Beginning with the Indian massacre of 1622, in which his forces killed many settlers, Chief Opechancanough abandoned diplomacy with the English colonists as a means of settling conflicts and tried to force them to abandon the region altogether. On March 22, 1622, approximately a third of the settlers in Virginia were killed by Powhatan forces during a series of coordinated attacks along both shores of the James River, extending from Newport News Point, near the mouth of the river, all the way to Falling Creek, near the fall line at the head of navigation. The colony eventually rebounded, however, and later they killed hundreds of natives in retaliation, including many warriors poisoned by Dr. John Potts at Jamestown.
  Chief Opechancanough launched a last major effort to expel the colonists on April 18, 1644, the third Anglo-Powhatan War.[5] In 1646, forces under Royal Governor William Berkeley captured Opechancanough, at the time believed to be between 90 and 100 years old.[2] They paraded him as a prisoner through Jamestown before a jeering crowd; the chief was subsequently killed by a soldier, who shot him in the back while assigned to guard him.[6] Before dying, the chief reportedly said, "If it had been my fortune to take Sir William Berkeley prisoner, I would not have meanly exposed him as a show to my people."[7]
  He was succeeded as Weroance first by Nectowance, then by Totopotomoi, and later by his daughter, Cockacoeske, Totopotomoi's wife.
  Connection with Don Luis[edit]
  Opechancanough was a
 younger brother of
 paramount chief
 (Powhatan). He was
 primarily known as the
 nationalist war chief who
 masterminded the intertribal
 Indian rebellion of 1622, and
 later 1644, until he was
 assassinated while held in
 captivity by the English
 colonists in Virginia in 1646.
 There are many theories
 about the true identity of
 Opechancanough as well as
 his rationale for instigating
 the ingeniously coordinated
 Virginia Indian rebellions.
 Whatever reasons he may
 have had for his actions, the
 stories that have been told
 about him are fascinating...
 In 1560, the son of a major
 Powhatan chief was seized
 by the Spanish when they entered the Chesepeake Bay.
  The captured Indian youth was initially taken to Mexico, where he was baptized and educated by the
 Dominicans. He was later taken to Spain. During his two years in Spain, he met King Phillip II. While he
 was in Spain, he was generally assumed to be "the son of a petty Chief". He eventually left Spain for
 Havana, Cuba, in the company of Dominican missionaries. Don Luis carried on the Powhatan tradition
 of being a great speaker, and seems to have mastered the art of persuasion. He convinced the
 Dominicans to return with him to his homeland, under the pretense of helping them in their quest to
 "Christianize" his fellow tribesmen. Phillip II wanted to establish a missionary settlement in the Tidewater
 region of Virginia (then known as "Ajacan"). Some historians believe that Opechancanough was that
 unnamed captive, and his experiences among the Spanish may have influenced his deep distrust of
 European settlers in the "New World". He must have known that their plans for colonization would result
 in the cultural annihilation and displacement of his people by the Europeans.
  Another theory about Opechancanough's distrust of Europeans can be found in the writing of John
 Smith. Smith boasted of having shamed the well-respected leader by holding a pistol to his breast
 while marching him in front of his assembled tribesmen. The Pamunkey warriors laid aside their
 weapons in an attempt to save the life of Opechancanough, not out of cowardice, but in solidarity of
 their love for him. Opechancanough was shown an egregious lack of respect by John Smith is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.