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In 1632 King Charles I of England granted a land grant to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, to form a colony north of the established Virginia Colony. The colony would be named Maryland in honor of King Charles' wife Queen Henrietta Maria. The boundary of the grant included all of present day Maryland and Delaware, and included all of the homeland of the Nanticokes as well as the Conoy, Piscataway and parts of many other tribal homelands including the Lenape, Powhatan, Susquehannock, Shawnee, and others. The first settlement in Maryland was at St. Mary's on the Potomac River on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in 1634. The settlers were permitted to build their settlement there by the Potomac people who were already moving their villages further upstream to avoid the frequent raids by the Susquehannocks.

Tribes of Maryland






Nanticoke People


 Michael Cresap


Nanticoke Lineage


 Susquehannock History


Nanticoke Indian History



Maryland Native American Indian Resources

Nanticoke Indian Tribal Websites


Baltimore American Indian Center

Virginia's Indians Past and Present

Mattaponi Indian Reservation

Native American Legacy
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey

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