Accokeek tribe

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Accokeek
Total population
Extinct as a tribe
Regions with significant populations
Maryland
Languages
Algonquian
Religion
Native religion
Related ethnic groups
Piscataway

The Accokeek were a group of Native Americans living in Southern Maryland at the time of English colonization. They lived along the Potomac River in present-day Prince George's County, Maryland. They were an Algonquian-language tribe and were related to the Piscataway, another Algonquian-language tribe.

Accokeek, Maryland, a small unincorporated town in Maryland, was named for the Accokeek[1] tribe.

Accokeek means at the edge of the hill.

Sources[edit]

  • The prehistoric people of Accokeek Creek, p. 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 21. ISBN 0-8061-3576-X. 

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