A Native American
monument is needed in
Washington, DC's
Lafayette Plaza.

  • Powhatan II played THE
    pivotal Native American
    role in the FOUNDING OF
    AMERICA. In our city
    dotted with monuments
    to white male founders
    there is shamefully NOT
    ONE memorial to him in
    Washington, DC.
  • Over his lifetime he
    created the largest
    confederation of North
    America's Algonquian
    peoples whose territories
    spread from Canada to
    the Carolinas

Why is this Native American
man discriminated against?

Wahunsenacawh, publicly titled as
Powhatan (meaning "Dreamer") is
that candidate. He was the first
Native American leader to meet the
English in 1607. As the father of
"princess" Pocahontas, he was
responsible for welcoming Captain
John Smith as a potential trading
partner from the Virginia Company
of London, and accorded Smith the
diplomatic courtesy of a son.
The Powhatan Confederacy was the most powerfully established allied Native American entity
encountered in 1607 North America. It was a formidable confederation under the leadership of one
Mamantowick  (paramount chief), privately named Wahunsenacawh. He was the second
Powhatan Dreamer titled after his father from whom he inherited governance over eight Algonquian
nations (referred to as "tribes" by detractors). The Powhatan Paramountcy was "
the peoples the
English interacted with most
" at the start of the 17h century."  
Copyrighted 2020 by Auld/Powhatan

The concept above is a proposed bronze statue of Powhatan II on
a marble pedestal, by Rose Powhatan (Pamunkey/Tauxenent) and her
husband, Michael Auld. Here Powhatan who holds an Algonkian
Talking Stick, wears a 4-deerskin sized mantle consisting of the design
of a man flanked by his two totems, a deer and a mountain lion,
surrounded by 34 shell circles. The sacred circles are believed to be
a map of his entire territory that spread from North Carolina, Virginia,
Maryland, and into Washington, DC, "the place that he loved to
Above pink areas: Map of the original Virginia Territory.
The time is now right to have an officially researched truth and reconciliation program with
Washington, DC's ignored indigenous descendants. Our children deserve this clarity.
LOCAL NATIVE PATRIOTISM : The Inside Scoop on the People Who Stayed
Also proposed is a street art painting titled NATIVE LIVES MATTER, on H Street, NW, at the corner of 16th Street,
between Lafayette Park and St. John's Episcopal Church, where President Trump made his statement. This artwork
would be similar to the Black Lives Matter street proclamation on the lateral side of Lafayette Square. This Native
narrative would be in keeping with the inclusive movements of our times, as an honoring of our indigenous people,
many of whom have become invisible. And who suffer from a spate of disappeared women; higher percentages of
suicide, alcoholism, poverty and above numbers of devastating illnesses. Yet, Native Americans, including Rose,
her children, grandchildren, and other local Powhatan descended families who call DC home, have continued to
survive in their ancestral Washington, DC. This honoring of a Native leader will make a DC statement that all who
are of Native descent can feel welcomed in a city that houses the Bureau of Indian Affairs, The Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian, and other indigenous Federal and private sector workers as well as those
transplants to our Nation's Capital. Native Lives will indeed Matter.
Powhatan people fought in all of the wars
since the homeland security
Anglo-Powhatan Wars, beginning in
1610. During WWII, one DC mother of
the city's born Pamunkey resident,
repeatedly sneaked off her Federal job to
go to a downtown movie theater. She
serially watched her son riding on his US
Army t
ruck into Berlin as part of the US
force to liberate the German city.
were in the Pacific War theater.

Earlier, Powhatan also provided
corn during the harsh 1600s
winters. Scientists have recently found
that during this era,  that America
became much colder, caused by
planetary cooling of the Earth, the
results of the Amerindian Holocaust
instigated by the European arrival in this
hemisphere. The pandemic and killings
caused an estimated 90% of the demise
of indigenous inhabitants in the
Americas. Powhatan people also made
clothes for the Revolutionary War effort;
Pamunkeys were persecuted for hiding
out escaping enslaved African Americans
on their Tidewater reservation; while
cousins were marched off in chains by
the Confederates and charged for
helping the Union Army.
Powhatan descended stone workers
from a Tauxenent/Pamunkey DC
family, mined rocks from local
ancestral quarries. Such as the Rock
Creek 3,000 year old bluestone mine
on Quarry Road, NW, next to the
National Zoo. This DC mine was active
until 1885. Their antecedents had also
knapped arrowheads, axes, hammers,
and pecked out cooking utensils from
the many sites along Rock Creek.  
Some helped to construct Washington,
DC's iconic Exorcist movie steps in
Georgetown. Bridges, canals, and other
important buildings were constructed
from the Seneca sandstone endemic to
their Potomac River area. These rocks
were used for backing the Washington
Monument's marble facade, the
Smithsonian Castle (between
1847-1857), as well as the Capitol
floors and Rotunda door frames.

The Powhatan descendants are not to
be just dismissed entities, but are
living people who have continued to
contribute, be born, educated, work,
die and buried in DC and its
surrounding Metropolitan Area.