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Moratok

 

 

Ethnie: MORATOK
Language: Powhatan
Family: Eastern Algonquian
Stock: Algonquian
Phylum: Algic
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers None
      The Moratok were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe. They were apparently located well up the Roanoke in south central Virginia. They vanished early at a time and place when and where inter-tribal warfare was taking place.
Aboriginal Locations: Subdivisions (Villages)
VA   (1)
Present Locations
Extinct
Year History
1585 Mentioned in narratives of Raleigh expeditions, population reported as large
Year Total VA Pop. Source
1585 1,000   Raleigh description
1700 0 NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0 NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Chowanoc, Hatteras, Machapunga, Pamilco, Powhatan, Weapemeoc
Moratok Sites:
North Carolina Indian Tribes  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/northcarolina/
Powhatan Dictionary  http://www.wicocomico-indian-nation.com/pages/dictionary.html
Powhatan Language  http://www.native-languages.org/powhatan.htm
Powhatan Language  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=pim
Powhatan Linguistic Lineage  http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=pim
White-De Bry Map of Virginia (1590)  http://www.nps.gov/fora/whitede.htm

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