George Washington

Early Career

By what Native American name did Tanacharison call Washington?

Historian Joseph Ellis reports that Tanacharison called Washington “Conotocarius,” which means “town taker.” The chief relayed that this same name had been bestowed upon Washington’s great-grandfather John Washington.


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