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HIST 302 1: The History of Maryland: Native Americans

Prof. Melissa Blair

Native Americans - Maryland - Tribes

The state of Maryland has recognized two tribes

  • The Piscataway-Conoy Tribe (which includes the Cedarville Band of Piscataways)
  • The Piscataway Indian Nation

Here are links to general information about Native American Tribes in Maryland. 

Native American Tribes in Maryland

There are four major nations, or large groups, of tribes in Maryland. They are the Algonquin, Iroquois, Sioux and Powhatan, which are made up of many other tribes. 

Algonquin: Annemessex, Assateague, Chaptico, Choptank, Transquaking, Delaware, Doeg, Matapeake, Mattapanient, Mattawomen, Nacotchtank, Ozinie, Patuxent, Piscataway, Moyaone, Nanjemoy, Potapoco, Shawnee, Tockwogh, Yoacomaco

Powhatan Confederacy: Accohannock, Nanticoke, Manokin, Wicomico, Pamunkey, Pocomoke    

Iroqouis: Massawomeck, Susquehannock, Tuscarora      

Sioux: Tupelo, Saponi