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30 June

Native Americans of Maryland


In this detailed article by History of American Women blog we learn more about the first Marylanders, Algonquian languages, Nanticokes, the Piscataway/ Conoy and other tribes…

The first Marylanders were Paleo-Indians who came more than 10,000 years ago from other parts of North America to hunt mammoth, great bison, and caribou. By 1000 B.C., Maryland had more than 8,000 Native Americans in about 40 different tribes. Most of them spoke Algonquian languages. They grew corn, peas, squash and tobacco. They also hunted, fished and traded with tribes as far away as New York and Ohio.

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