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Machapunga Indian Tribe

The Machapunga Indians were an Algonquian tribe of the northwestern coast of North Carolina, associated with the Powhatan Confederacy. The Machapunga no longer exist as a distinct tribe. They are believed to have merged into the Tuscarora tribe, where most of their descendants remain today. Their language was never properly recorded, but seems to have been closely related to the Powhatan and Carolina Algonquian languages, and may have been a Powhatan dialect.

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Machapunga Language Links

Powhatan Language:
    Our Powhatan language resources.

Machapunga Culture and History Links

Machapunga Tribe History:
    Article on the Machapunga tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Remnants of the Machapunga Indians of North Carolina:
    Ethnographic information about the Machapunga descendants from 1916.
Remnants of the Machapunga Indians of North Carolina:
    Ethnographic information about the Machapunga descendants from 1916.
Wikipedia: Machapungas:
    Encyclopedia article on the Machapunga Indians.
Four Directions: Machapunga:
    Timeline and links about Machapunga history.

Books for sale on the Machapunga Indians

The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies:
    Book on the history of the Carolina tribes, including mentions of the Machapunga and other coastal Algonquians.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Machapunga Tribe:
Links pages about the Machapungas.



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