The Piscataway Indians were a small Algonquian tribe of what is now Maryland, relatives of the
Few records remain of their language, but it was clearly very closely related to Nanticoke
and was probably a dialect of the same language. Like many east coast tribes, the Piscataway
Indians were badly affected by European diseases after colonization and ended up merging
together with neighboring tribes. Many Piscataway survivors migrated north to join the
Lenape people in New Jersey, where
their descendants live today. Other Piscataway people remain in tribal communities in the Maryland area.
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