Original Inhabitants of the 13 Colonies

Original Inhabitants of the 13 Colonies

This table is intended to indicate the location of certain native groups at the time of colonization. Colonial boundaries were irrelevant to their way of life.

ColonyOriginal Inhabitants
ConnecticutPequot, Mohegan (Mohican)
DelawareNanticoke, Lenni Lenape (Delaware)
GeorgiaCreek, Cherokee
MarylandConoy, Assateague, Susquehannock, et al.
MassachusettsWampanoag, Nauset, Massachuset, et al.
Maine*Micmac, Abenaki (Abnaki/Wabanaki)
New HampshirePennacook, Abenaki
New JerseyLenni Lenape (Delaware)
New YorkIroquois, Algonquian
North CarolinaHatteras, Cherokee, Catawba, et al.
PennsylvaniaShawnee, Seneca, et al.
Rhode IslandNarragansett, Nipmuc, et al.
South CarolinaYamasee, Catawba, Cherokee
VirginiaPowhattan, et al.

*Maine developed as part of Massachusetts and was not an original colony. However, to complete the picture of the geographical dispersal of the Original Inhabitants of the New World, the area now known as Maine, and its Natives, are included here.
See Indian Wars Time Table.
See also Native Americans Cultural Regions map.

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