Thank you all for your help. I still do not have a primary source, but
have located a book called "The Powhatan Tribes", by Christian F. Feest;
Frank Porter, general editor.
In this book it states that Powhatan had three brothers; Opichapam,
Opechancanough and Ketataugh. Powhatan having reached the age of at least
70 years of age, died of natural causes in April 1618, and his brother
Opichapam succeeded him as mamnatowick or "great King". But this new ruler
was barely heard or seen by the colonists. Opechancanough had long held
considerable sway over the tribes, and with Powhatan's death, he soon
gained effective control of them. It is Opechancanough who is credited
with the Good Friday Massacre.
On April 18, 1644, Opechancanough made a last stand. Now at least 80
yearsold and unable to walk unaided.....When captured in 1646 he refused to
even acknowledge his defeat, and was carried to Jamestown and jailed. One
of his guards,an English soldier enraged by the number of colonists killed
in Opechancanough's wars, shot the imprisoned ruler in the back.
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