“29. Thus the sudden
appearance of "new" groups of Indians within established tribal
territories in the seventeenth-century Indian records. Examples are Old and New
Nimcock within Opiscatumek territory, Machodoc within Sekakawon territory,
Warrany within Chickahominy territory, Totuskey within Rappahannock
territory, and Manskin with Pamunkey territory
(see chap. 5).”
“sudden appearance” is a logical response to a modern day researcher searching
through the edited records available today. Manskins were listed in the
earliest maps such as Zuniga and Langstons and almost every map made in the
seventeenth century. Its is only the TEXT and translations from which they were
eliminated, not the maps. And if the Yougtanund were absorbed into the Manskin,
then they were actually there in the text all the time too.
Helen does mention in John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages, 1607-1609 (published
that she believes that
Opechancanough could have been a Youghtanund.