Category Archives: Maps

Indian Land Cessions Maps

This collection provides maps of the land cessions made by American Indian Nations during the interval between the formal establishment of the United States and 1894. It consists of all sixty-seven maps from Indian Land Cessions in the United States, … Continue reading

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1765 North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia Map

This 1765 map of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia shows the locations of Native tribes and villages. Georgia 1765: Mintz, S., & McNeil, S. (2013). Digital History. Retrieved 26 Feb. 2014 from http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ Hat tip to Yvonne for this … Continue reading

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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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Native Amercan Gene Flow – Europe?, Asia and the Americas

Pre-release information from the paper, “Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans” which included results and analysis of DNA sequencing of 24,000 year old skeletal remains of a 4 year old Siberian boy caused quite a stir.  Unfortunately, it was also … Continue reading

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Native Nations Map – 1491 Census

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 … Continue reading

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Tuscaroras and Monacans

On the 1755 Lewis Evans map, in what is today Amherst, Bedford and Nelson County, Virginia, areas, the Tuscarora or Monacans are clearly marked. The David Rumsey map collection allows you to navigate and zoom in and out on this … Continue reading

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Cameron’s Letter Regarding Survey of 1763 Proclamation Line

I want to thank our friend Mavis again for finding this wonderful document.  She says she reads Documenting the American South every morning over coffee.  I, for one, am very glad that she does.  Keep up the good work Mavis. Today’s … Continue reading

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Broken Tennessee Treaties

One of our subscribers, Don, spotted this great site provided by the Tennessee State Museum.  Thanks Don. On the site itself, there is additional information, but what struck me was the visual representation of what happened to the Indian lands … Continue reading

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Yawpim Indian Town in Currituck County, NC

When Kay Lynn Sheppard sent me the extracted Currituck court notes, I found four records that spoke directly to an Indian Town or Indian line. 5 Mar 1778 – John Standley of Currituck County enters 100 acres.  Borders on the … Continue reading

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Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Native American Locations

I’ve discovered a lovely website created by William T. Mitchell.  William Mitchell is a historian with a particular interest in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which sets atop the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia.  This area is rich in history, … Continue reading

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