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Eastern Siouan Speaking Peoples

17th Century

Working in collaboration with a cartographer, a group of scholars of Eastern Woodland societies created maps of Eastern Siouan-speaking peoples during the 17th century based on primary sources and recent scholarship. Many of the Eastern Siouan-speaking groups were a part of the Monacan confederacy whose capital was Rassawek.


Eastern Siouan Speaking Peoples 17th Century Map


Note: 17th century settlements have not yet been added to present-day South Carolina on this map.

Eastern Siouan Speaking Peoples 17th Century Map
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Language Groups 17th Century Map
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Language Groups 17th Century Map



Authors

Name Description
Stewart Scales Cartographer, Geography, Virginia Tech
Victoria Ferguson Monacan Nation tribal member and former manager, Monacan Living History Exhibit at Natural Bridge State Park
Thomas Klatka Archaeologist, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Sam Cook Director, American Indian Studies, Virginia Tech
Jessica Taylor Assistant Professor, History, Virginia Tech
Cedric Woods Director, Institute for New England Native American Studies, and citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Emily Satterwhite Director, Appalachian Studies, Virginia Tech

Cartography funded by the Department of Religion and Culture