Map from Wikimedia
One wonders who creates maps like these. It seems to be based on a map done by the Department of Interior in the 1960s. Like a neurotic girlfriend, you regret ever dating, they never seem to go away . . . then reappear in Wikipedia. If you notice, most of Georgia and South Carolina were left blank. That is ridiculous. About 90% of Georgia was Muskogean, with islands of Yuchi in islands along the eastern half of the state and some hybrid languages along the coast. The Siouans are shown to only be where the Catawba reservation is now located in SC. Siouans were probably the most numerous speakers in South Carolina, but there were lots of Muskogeans and some Calusas around Port Royal Sound.
Uninhabited , unknown or out of area ? I would have to agree with Richard 100% .
I agree with Richard too. Most of the east coast is blank? Most early contact with Europeans was on the east coast…lot of archeological sites in the east. Someone didn’t do their homework.
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