Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas!
You have reached the
Native American Indian states section of our website,
a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Maryland tribe, or scroll below the map for Maryland Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Maryland. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Maryland
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Maryland included:
There are no federally recognized Indian tribes in Maryland today.
Most Native Americans were forced to leave Maryland during the 1700's, when eastern tribes were being displaced by colonial expansion.
These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of Maryland Native Americans who hid or assimilated into white society, they do not live in
Maryland anymore. Some tribes that once were native to Maryland ended up on Indian reservations in Oklahoma. Other Maryland Indians
became refugees and joined larger tribes, where their descendants still live today.
If you click on the link for each tribe above, you can find more information about them.
Non-recognized Indian tribes and communities in Maryland include:
P.O. Box 1484
La Plata, Maryland 20646
Teaching and learning activities about Maryland Native Americans: