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Nectowance (c. 1600-1649) was the Weroance (chief) of the Pamunkey tribe following the death of Opechancanough. Nectowance signed a treaty with the Colony of Virginia in 1645, at which time he was addressed by the English as "King of the Indians." After his death he was succeeded by Totopotomoi as Weroance of the tribe.

Preceded by
Weroance of the Pamunkey
Succeeded by


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  • "The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture.", Rountree, Helen C., University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. ISBN 0-8061-2156-4
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  • "The Royal Family of the Powhatan.", John C.E. Christensen says Nectowance is "assumed to be son of Opechoncanough. Signed Treaty with the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1645, at which time he was called by the English "King of the Indians."" See