Indian Towns Added

Indian Town (recreated)

This new page includes a description of the hundreds of Indian towns located in the Chesapeake Bay region when the first invaders arrived. Most of them are Algonquian-speaking towns. Typically located on the rivers which often bear the name of the tribe and the river. Captain John Smith took two trips up the rivers of the area and created the famous Map of Virginia. This page describes the types of towns, their subsistence economies, and everyday life in them. They ranged in size from 40 warriors (the way Smith described them) up to thousands. Household size was 3-4 members, i.e., a town of 40 warriors would have 120 to 160 Indian residents.

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