Daughter of Opechancanough Powhatan Wapasha - what's true? what's myth?

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Is there any evidence that she existed? or that any of the following is accurate?

Daughter of Opechancanough Wapasha formerly Powhatan

Born 1630 in Jamestown River, Virginia, United Statesmap

ANCESTORS ancestors

Daughter of Opechancanough Powhatan and [mother unknown]

Sister of Nectowance UnknownNectowance Powhatan [half] and Nicketti (Powhatan) Hughes [half]

Wife of Pineshooter (Wapasha) Ojibwe — married 1658 [location unknown]

DESCENDANTS descendants

Mother of Red War Bonnet (Wapasha) Ojibwe

WikiTree profile: Unknown Wapasha
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
I would say the whole thing is not true, the time period for a joining of these two tribal persons is very unlikely, also Wapasha is not Ojibway but Dakota, see - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapasha_I .  The whole thing reads weird - Red War Bonnet (listed as an Ojibwa) is the son of a Powhatan mother and marries another Powhatan then their son becomes a Sioux (Dakota). There is absolutely no logic to this.
My eyes are crossing trying to make sense Of these profiles. I'm not sure  what to do with them.

Also what does O'Jibway Serv mean (Ojibwa servant)? https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/O'Jibway-1 Then there is the use of Ojibwe, on the NA mailing list one of the members said the use of Ojibwa was the better term for the tribal name.

Then there is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ojibwe-5 Wabasha appears as an Ojibwa female name in this profile and as a Dakota male name in the other profiles???

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No.  As simple as that.  The Ojibwe live in the upper midwest, hundreds of miles from the Powhatan Confederacy. The names of a handful of Powhatan’s children are known from the historical record, but his only documented child with documented descendants was Pocahontas, who had one child.  There are no known descendants of any of Powhatan’s siblings.  “Cleopatra”  was supposedly mentioned in one document (which no longer exists) as the aunt of Pocahontas’ son.

This is pure Internet garbage.
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Thanks, Kathie. I've detached her from Powhatan.

How about her supposed husband?

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wapasha-17

Just keep junking all the way down to Dakota Woman Powhatan

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/UNKNOWN-150180

 

 

I think I removed all the Powhatan templates in this line. What a mess it still is though.  A mix of Sioux, Miami, Dakota and Obijwe tribes in the same family.
That whole Powhatan family  template / category needs to be reviewed.  90% of the profiles so tagged have been wrong.

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