Matapeake people

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Matapeake
Total population
Extinct as a tribe
Regions with significant populations
Maryland
Languages
Algonquian
Religion
Native American religion
Related ethnic groups
Nanticoke

The Matapeake were a group of Native Americans living on Kent Island, Maryland at the time of English colonization in 1631. Their chief village was on the southeast side of the island.[1] They were an Algonquian-language tribe and were related to the Nanticoke, another Algonquian-language tribe.

Matapeake, Maryland, a small unincorporated town in Maryland, was named for the Matapeake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scharf, John Thomas (1879). History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day. Baltimore, MD: John B. Piet. p. 137.

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