Indian Country reports that Aaron Carpella, of Cherokee lineage, created a map that shows the locations of the various tribes at first contact, along with their original names. Aaron says that it took him 14 years to do the research to complete the map.
On Aaron’s website, you can see two or three closeups of various sections of the map, which includes the Albemarle Sound area at the North Carolina/Virginia border. I am fairly familiar with the tribes in that region, and there are a couple of names here that I haven’t seen before. I hope that he has someplace documented the sources and context of the Native Nation names he has found.
I wrote to Aaron asking about the source of tribal names, and he was very responsive. He does provide a spreadsheet on his website for all of the tribes listed with their indigenous given name and a translation.
His next project, the same type of map for Canada.
You can purchase this map on his website. Depending on the paper and finish, maps begin at $89.
Hat tip to Linda for the link to this article.