Check Your Winnetka/North Shore Home on new Tribal Map

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American Tribal Map - Winnetka & North Shore

A Canadian mapping company has developed an innovative map called “Native Land” that shows where indiginous tribes once lived on the land we live on now.  


For those of us living in the Chicagoland area, these Native American tribe names sound familiar. There’s Peoria (now a large city downstate,) Miami (well known city,) and Potawatomi (now more known as a hotel and casino in nearby Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)


What’s unusual about the map is that it shows boundaries covering the United States that we’ve never seen before. We’re familiar with our state boundaries with their sense of order and straight lines. Theses Indian tribal boundaries swirl and overlap across the country showing at once their relationships to each other.


You can enter your address into the map and it will drill down and show you exactly who once roamed and lived on the land. I currently live on land where the Miami lived, and I once lived on Seneca land (upstate New York) and Tongva land (La Canada, California.)


It’s sobering to view the map in its entirety. I thought that the Native Americans lived sparsely on the land, yet you can see that they inhabited the entire North and South American continents, often in close and overlapping proximity. 


Whose land on you living on now? Check it out at Native Land



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Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
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That is very interesting. Its amazing how many different tribes there were in South Carolina. 

Oct 15, 2019 10:25 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Hi Margaret how interesting.  I know many of the indian tribes here in AZ and they still live here.

Oct 15, 2019 03:14 PM #2
Wayne Martin
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Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Must say you got my attention. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Oct 16, 2019 05:36 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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How interesting, Margaret. We also live in an area with a lot of Native American history and influence. 

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