Monthly Archives: February 2014

Indian Tribes and Linguistic Stock 1650

This map is from the 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States.  The original introductory material to this map stated: This is the first major historical atlas of the United States and probably the most comprehensive work … Continue reading

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North America’s Languages Before Colonialism

Map from Wikimedia

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1757 Letter from the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation to SC Governor Lyttleton

A letter signed on the 16th of June 1757 by the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation and several formerly separate tribes within that Nation, says, among much else, that: “Our brothers, the Cherocees, has sent us a tomahawk for to … Continue reading

Posted in Catawba, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Nottoway, Peedee, Santee, Saponi, Tuscarora, Wateree | 5 Comments

Gov. Walker and the Bay River Indians

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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Clovis People Are Native Americans, and from Asia, not Europe

In a paper published in Nature today, titled “The genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial site in western Montana,” by Rasmussen et al, the authors conclude that the DNA of a Clovis child is ancestral to … Continue reading

Posted in Aleut, Algonquian, Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaic Indians, Asia, Chippewa, Clovis, Cree, DNA, Europe, First Nation, French, History, Ojibwa, Origins, Paleoindians, Research, Solutrean, South America | 1 Comment

Buckskin Williams’ Indian Store, Lenoir Co., NC

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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Meherrin Indian Tribe Petition for Federal Recognition Denied

The Meherrin Indian Tribe petitioned the federal government for federal recognition as an Indian tribe and was denied on January 16, 2014.  The government’s response to their petition can be seen here. I was mortified to read their reasoning, and the … Continue reading

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