Category: Native Americans

Native Americans

Most Native Americans were forced out of Maryland in the early 1780s because the eastern tribes were being displaced by colonial expansion. Most of the Native Americans that once lived in Maryland went to Indian Reservations in what is now Oklahoma. Maryland…

Native Americans in Virginia, 1780s

The population of Native Americans in Virginia, by the 1780s, had declined to just a few Algonquian reservations. These included the Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Gingaskin, and only one of the powerful Iroquois, the Nottoway. Two of these reservations still remain today,…

Native Americans in Delaware

The Delaware Indians were known as the “Lenni Lenape Indians” and lived in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The Delaware River flowed through each of these states and through their land. They were divided into three groups: Munsee,…

Indians in Connecticut

Indians in Connecticut The history of Native Americans in Connecticut throughout the 1780s can not be described in a whole because, as with most states, the experiences of Americans differed from the coastal cities to the backcountry.  A variety of…

North Carolina Indians

North Carolina had always been home to a large variety of Indian tribes, with the Secotan and the Chowan in the east, the Tuscarora and Keyauwee in the center, the Cherokee dominating the west, and dozens of other ones spread…