The Powhatan Culture

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The Powhatan lived in the Virginia territory. The area that they lived in was called Tsenacommacah. Each of the tribes in the Powhatan nation had their own Weroance also know as chief; but had also paid their tribute to Powhatan. They interacted and intermingled with the Jamestown colonists, thus some of the Powhatan descendants still live in Virginia today. Other Powhatans were driven north and started a new life in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When they lived in Virginia Territory, their houses were made from saplings and their bark, this would keep the houses relatively warm in the winter and cold in the summer. Thier land had influenced the culture of the people. After the English had settled there, the entire lifestyle of the Indians

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