Close Encounters of the First Kind, 1585-1767

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Maryland State Archives: Documents for the Classroom


    MSA SC 2221-17-1. Map of Land the Settlers Found, Early 17th Century from David Hawke, The Colonial Experience, 1966, with a Key to Tribal Territories, and maps of tribes and villages from "Nanticoke and Neighboring Tribes" by Christian F. Feest in Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 15, Northeast, 1978, pp. ix, 241.

    MSA SC 2221-17-2. 1585. Map by John White, Americae pars, ..., SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Huntingfield Map Collection), MSA SC 1399-207.

    MSA SC 2221-17-3. Drawings of indians and fauna, images of Pocahontas, and a map of the Chesapeake region by John White, from America 1585: The Complete Drawings of John White, edited by Paul Hulton, University of North Carolina Press, 1984, The New World, the First Pictures of America, by Stefan Lorant, New York: Duell, Sloan & Perce, 1946, and from Pocahontas Her Life & Legend, by William M.S. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton, Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, 1994.

    MSA SC 2221-17-4. 1612. Map of Virginia by John Smith, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Huntingfield Map Collection), MSA SC 1399-25; details from map of Ould Virginia, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Archives Map Collection), MSA SC 1427-1326; "The Accidents that hapned in the Discovery of the Bay of Chisapeack," in True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine John Smith in Europe, Asia, Africke, and America..., Vol 1, Richmond: Franklin Press, 1819 [1629], MSA L1055 S.

    MSA SC 2221-17-5. 1634. "A Brief Relation of the Voyage unto Maryland" by Father Andrew White, 1634, in Narratives of Early Maryland 1633-1684, edited by Clayton C. Hall, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910.

    MSA SC 2221-17-6. Drawing of St. Mary’s City, Maryland’s First Capital, by Cary Carson. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Archives Map Collection), MSA SC 1427-519.

    MSA SC 2221-17-7. 1634. "A Relation of a Voyage Made by Mr. Cyprian Thorowgood to the Head of the Baye," from the Hugh H. Young Collection, Enoch Pratt Free Library; "A Relation of a Voyage to the Head of the Bay," by George E. Gifford, Jr. and Marion Tinling, The Historian, XX, No. 3, (May 1958); transcribed and annotated by Clifford Lewis, 3rd, in Chronicles of St. Mary's, 32, No. 11, (November 1984).

    MSA SC 2221-17-8. ca. 1640. Piscataway Manuscript of Father Andrew White. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Georgetown University Archives Collection), MSA SC 1242.

    MSA SC 2221-17-9. 1666. Map by George Alsop, from A Character of the Province of Maryland, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1880 [1666,], Fund-Publication, No. 15, p. 442.

    MSA SC 2221-17-10. 1661. Indian Treaty. GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings), MSA S 1071-5; transcription from Archives of Maryland, Proceeding of the Council of Mayland, 1636-1667, Vol. III, edited by William Hand Browne, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1885, pp. 549-50.

    MSA SC 2221-17-11. 1681. Proceedings relating to Indians on the Maryland frontier, with map, from GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Proceedings), MSA S 1071-8; transcription from Archives of Maryland, Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681, Vol. XV, edited by William Hand Browne, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1896, pp. 382-86.

    MSA SC 2221-17-12. 1754. Excerpt from the report of the Maryland Delegation to the Albany Conference from MARYLAND STATE PAPERS (Executive Portfolio), MSA S 992-2-6 and from "Manuscripts of Sir William Johnson," pp. 598-601.

    MSA SC 2221-17-13. 1768. Details from the map of the boundary survey between Maryland and Pennsylvania by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Archives Map Collection), MSA SC 1427-74-1/2.

    MSA SC 2221-17-14. 1767, October 28. Letter of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon concerning the halting of the boundary line survey. MARYLAND PROVINCIAL PAPERS (Boundary Papers, North and East), MSA S 52-35.

    MSA SC 2221-17-15. 1798. Notes on the tribal organization of the Delaware Indians, and the language of the Nanticoke Indians, from New View of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America by Benjamin Smith Barton. Evans Microprint, 33378.

    MSA SC 2221-17-16. 1887. "On Certain Supposed Nanticoke Words, Shown to be of African Origin," by D. G. Brinton, in The American Antiquarian & Oriental Journal IX, (January-November, 1887), edited by Stephen D. Peet, Chicago: 1887, pp. 350-54.

    MSA SC 2221-17-17. 1984. Chart and text relating to the value of Indian trade goods taken from J. Frederick Fausz, "Present At the 'Creation': The Chesapeake World That Greeted the Maryland Colonists," Maryland Historical Magazine, 79, No. 1, (1984), p. 18.

    MSA SC 2221-17-18. 1978. Maps from Christian F. Feest, "Nanticoke and Neighboring Tribes," and Tribes and Villages, 1608-1837, in Handbook of North American Indians, Northeast, 15, edited by Bruce G. Trigger, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

    MSA SC 2221-17-19. 1853. General Assembly, House of Delegates, Select Committee on the Claims of the Nanticoke Indians (Report) 1853, February 19, Maryland State Documents, 1853 F, MdHR 812122; Indians of the Eastern Shore of Maryland by F. G. Speck, Springfield State Hospital Press, 1922.

    MSA SC 2221-17-20. 1994, May 31. Article from the Baltimore Sun by Frank D. Roylance. "Indian village yields 600-year-old clues," p. B1.

    MSA SC 2221-17-21. 1995, July 7. Article from the Annapolis The Capital by Michael Cody on "Indian settlement uncovered in dig."

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