Mapping the Native American Past
HELPFUL LINKS TO MAPS
18th Century Maps (courtesy of the Research Labs of Archaeology):
- Tuscarora War Map
- Barnwell Expedition map (Shows an unlabeled village at the crossing of the Little Pee Dee).
- Herbert Map, 1744 (Labels the village on the Little Pee Dee as “Wacoma”)
- Moseley/Cowley Map, 1737 (shows the Lumbee homeland as devoid of settlement)
- Mouzon Map, 1775 (shows the Lumbee homeland as devoid of settlement) see also here
19th and 20th Century North Carolina Maps:
North Carolina Maps (UNC Library): Many pre-19th century maps
North Carolina Maps (Maps, Etc.): Maps dating from the 17th century to the late 20th century
See especially these helpful maps, and ask yourself, where is the American Indian presence here? What might be taking place in the Lumbee community that shapes what’s depicted on these maps, and how do these maps reflect the presence or absence of American Indians in the state?