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
Sign up to get monthly North Shore real estate news delivered to your inbox.
It's free, we'll never sell your info, and you can opt-out at any time.
Enter your email address at: North Shore Newsletter
Margaret Goss is a full-time real estate broker since 1998 working in the North Shore communities of Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield, Glenview, and Evanston.
She can be reached at:
See her full BIOGRAPHY