Overlapping Algonquian Territorial Claims in Southeastern New England, Circa 1660

This is a map I made using QGIS that shows the complex mosaic of overlapping territorial claims among Algonquians in Southeastern New England. Here, I have largely used the names of sachems instead of polities. Tribal designations during this period are misleading. Leaders of individual villages shifted allegiance and often struggled for territory within polities. Over-reliance on European ideas of political organization obscures the complexity of Algonquian politics.

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