Originally the Chowanoke occupied both sides of the Chowan River, which was called Nomopana (Barlow). They had approx. 18 towns, and able to put 700 fighting men into the field, indicating a population of several thousand. They were the head of am alliance between them, the Weapemeoc, and the Secotan. We don't know the names of all their towns, only about half a dozen. I created this map based on original maps and descriptions by John White, Lane, DeBry, Smith, and others.