Eastern Siouan Speaking Peoples
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.
Language Groups 17th Century Map
|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|
Special Thanks to
Dr. R.P. Stephen Davis, Jr. – Associate Director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
David N. Fuerst – Cultural Resources Program Manager, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, National Park Service.
Darla Spencer – Lecturer, Program for Native American Studies, West Virginia University.
Cartography funded by the Department of Religion and Culture