Wachapreague people

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Wachaprague people
Total population
(Extinct as a tribe)
Regions with significant populations
Coastal Virginia
Native religion

The Wachapreague people were an Algonquian Native American people who lived in coastal Virginia centuries ago.

The town of Wachapreague, Virginia, and the Wachapreague Channel are named for them.

Captain John Smith reported contact with these Indians.[1]


  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). The Ocean Highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. Works Progress Administration. p. 73.