Indian Town of Passaunkack
Original Author: William Hole based on John Smith's description
Created: compiled 1608; published 1624
Medium: Engraved map

Indian Town of Passaunkack

This detail from a map of the Chesapeake Bay region, based on information compiled by John Smith in 1608, includes the location of the town of Passaunkack (underlined in red). The Virginia Indian tribe now known as the Upper Mattaponi descended from a group of Indians who lived near Passaunkack in the 1700s.