Historic Powhatan site might be added to National Park Service

A view of Werowocomoco in Virginia. Photo from Werowocomoco Research Project

Werowocomoco, the historic home of Chief Powhatan, might join the National Park Service system.

President Barack Obama has included $4 million in the fiscal year 2015 budget to acquire part of the site. The plan depends on an appraisal and agreement with landowners, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Werowocomoco means "place of chiefs" in the Powhatan language. It served as the political base for Powhatan's confederation of tribes in present-day Virginia.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is visiting the site today to discuss the plan.

Get the Story:
Gov. McAuliffe to visit Werowocomoco on Tuesday (The Hampton Roads Daily Press 5/19)
Va. gov to visit Indian site along York River (AP 5/20)
Effort seeks to add Werowocomoco to national park system (The Richmond Times-Dispatch 5/20)

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