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1733 Moseley Map

A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina

By Edward Moseley (1733)

Algonkian Villages in 1733

1. Poteskeet - Currituck County; 2. Yeopim (Weapemeaoc) - Pasquotank (now Camden) County; 3. Chowan - Chowan (now Gates) County; 4. Mattamuskeet - Hyde County; 5. Hatteras (Croatan) - Currituck (now Dare) County.

After permanent colonization of North Carolina began in 1650 it took less than one hundred years for the disappearance of the Carolina Algonkian societies as recogniziable social and political units. The Chowanoke were the first to be placed on a reservation on Bennetts Creek in Gates County in 1677. Other societies would follow, the Mattamuskeet were given a reservation in Hyde County in 1715. Their numbers reduced by European- introduced diseases and starvation, some simply disappeared or merged with local Colonial populations. This happened to the Weapemeaoc, who in Colonial times were known as the Yeopim and ended their history in Camden County, to the Poteskeet in Currituck County, and to the Croatan who were known in 1733 as the Hatteras Indians. By 1750 there was no further mention in the Colonial records of this complex society that gave us the basis of our modern agricultural and economic system, our settlement patterns and many of our place names, words and foods.

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Copy of Moseley Map

The Friends of Joyner Library have made available for purchase, 26" x 33", reproductions of the Moseley Map, on high quality parchment cover stock, suitable for framing. Included with the purchase of the map is an extensive and detailed source of information on the names and locations of early settlers, plantations, and Indian tribes along the 1733 North Carolina coast. For information on purchasing the Moseley Map, see: Friends of Joyner Library, or questions can be directed to Douglas Smith at [email protected] or (252) 328-4


The Southeast In Early Maps, by William P. Cumming; 1962. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press.

The Carolina Algonkians: Archaeology and History; An America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Slide and Narrative Presentation, by David S. Phelps; 1984. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

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