The Augustine Herrman map, based upon observations in the
year 1670, locates within Pamunkey Neck the Pamunkey, denoted as “Passaomeck Indian," the Manskin (
Monacan) Indians, a Siouan group, incorrectly placed on the north shore of the upper Pamunkey River, and a
settlement on the south shore of the upper Mattaponi River, approximately in the vicinity of the present town of
Aylett. The label, "Indian Land, is the only designation for the upper portion of the Neck. There is little doubt,
however, that the Chickahominy are represented by the settlement on the Mattaponi..
by James Mooney - Siouan Indians - 1894 - 101 pages Lawson (1714), History of Carolina, reprint of
1860, p. 187. Manskin.—Herrman map, 1670, in Report Comrs. on Boundary between Virginia and Maryland, 1873 (misprint).
This belief that the Manskin Indians were being confused
with the Manakin Indians was to have dire consequences for the current history of the Manskin Indians. The
historians removed Manskin form all list believing it was a mispelled version of Manakin Indians.