Continued: Amopoteske was of the village of Amonute on Bear Creek, where it flowsinto the Appomattox River. She was leader of the Wild Potatoes Clan.The Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee was from this village, which means"Village on Bear Creek" or "The Bear Clan." According to one Cherokeegenealogist, Amopoteske "married" Powhatan, bore him a child, Matoaka(Pocahontas) and was rewarded with a second "marriage" to the youngwarrior of her choice. It is not known if she chose to remain amongthe Powhatan or if she returned to her own Cherokee Clan. Title: From the writings of John Smith about Chief Powhatan When Chief Wahunsunacock - or Powhatan - took his last Tsalagi wife,Amopotoiske, who later became the mother of Matoaka (or Pocahontas),as his wife, this put an end to Powhatan fighting with the Cherokee,as this brought unity with the two great nations. Amopotoiske was ofthe village of Amonute on Bear Creek, where it flows into theAppomattox River. She was leader of the Wild Potatoes Clan, also knownas the Bear Clan. The Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee was from thisvillage, which means "Village on Bear Creek" or "The Bear Clan."
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