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Tribes and Bands of Maryland

The following list of tribes is compiled from:

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.  Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institutuion, Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #30 1907.
  • Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America.  Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #145

Conoy, Delaware, Nanticoke, Piscataway, Powhatan, Shawnee, Susquehanna, Wild Potato Band

Nanticoke Group: Annemessex, Assategues, Chicacones, Choptanks, Nanticokes, Wicomico

Piscataway Group: Anacostans, Chopticans, Kittamaqundi, Mattawomans, Nanjemoys, Patuxents, Piscataway, Potomac, Potopacs, Taocomcoes

Family History Library

A useful history of the Native American tribes of Maryland to 1700 is found in:

  • Semmes, Raphael T. Captains and Mariners of Early Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins Press, 1937. (Family History Library book 975.2 H2sr; fiche 6049133.) The book has an extensive bibliography, an index to the names of persons, and a separate index to names of Indians.

Web Sites

See also:

Maryland- History for a calendar of events

Maryland-Military for a list of forts


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