APPARENTLY MOST OF YOU HAVE NOT READ CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH'S 'HISORIES' ETC WHERE-IN HE DESCRIBES POWHATAN THIS WAY. A TALL, WELL PROPORTIONED MAN WITH A SOWER LOOK; HIS HEAD SOME-WHAT GREY; BEARD SO THIN THAT IT SEEMETH NONE AT ALL; AGE ABOUT 60 IN 1608- A VERY ABLE AND HARDY BODY TO ENDURE ANY LABOR'. Other early authors to look to for research on the Indians are William Strachey--Robert Beverly--George Percy-- William Meade, Bishop--and many others.
Many writers don't explain how the dates on their research just don't line up with reality, even when applied to the Indians who had a culture that was vastly different than that of the whites. For example I see many different dates on both Cleopatre's birth and Nicketti's. Cleo was born in 1612 and married in 1618 and died in 1641. Married at age 6-????? Some say that Cleo was 17 years younger that Pocahontas. If Pocahontas ws born in 1595, than Cleo was born in 1612. I don't get it. And Opechancanough so much the savage that when a house was built for him with a LOCK, he spent most of a day just locking and unlocking the door. And then there's this: In Dr.Chalmers Postoumous Works, 'History in Virginia', pg.74 there are 2 paragraphs about Powhatan and his 2nd daughter(Cleopatre). In reply to Captain Newport when requestered that there be a 2nd marriage between the daughter and the Captain(een tho' the Captain had a wife in England), "I have sold her in a few days past to a greatWerowance (Chief) 3 days journey from me, for 3 bushels of roanoke. (the Indian form of money at that time). This is also in Bishop Wm Meades Histories which were very close to these events.. ELTON