Historic Indian Tribe locations in the USA are shown on a charming 1829 map by Emma Willard, one of the first American women mapmakers. This map shows the native names on top of our state outlines. “Massachusets” on this map is a tribal area – not a state.
You can see where the Massachusetts, Delawares, and Naragansetts and other groups lived.
In the Great Lakes area we see both Native and English names for Lake Erie (Okswego) and Lake Ontario (Cataraqui ) or Ontario Lake”.
Emma Willard and her Troy Academy for Women
This map is one of 12 maps made to go along with a History of the US published by Emma Willard for the women’s college she had established in Troy, New York in 1821. She believed that maps were a powerful educational tool which could make history and geography easy to learn. The map about the Indian Tribes is a unique feature of her history textbook.
We offer prints of this and the other maps from the Willard Atlas at shop.old-maps.com.