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July 25, 2018Loriblog

Indigenous Geographies Overlap in This Colorful Online Map
Native Land highlights territories, treaties, and languages across the U.S., Canada, and beyond.
BY CECILIA KEATING JULY 24, 2018

FOR CENTURIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND their traditional territories have been purposefully left off maps by colonizers as part of a sustained campaign to delegitimize their existence and land claims. Interactive mapping website Native Land does the opposite, by stripping out country and state borders in order to highlight the complex patchwork of historic and present-day Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages that stretch across the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Visitors to the site can enter a street address or ZIP code into the map’s search bar to discover whose traditional territory their home was built on. White House officials will discover that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is found on the overlapping traditional territories of the Pamunkey and Piscataway tribes. Tourists will learn that the Statue of Liberty was erected on Lenape land, and aspiring lawyers that Harvard was erected in a place first inhabited by the Wamponoag and Massachusett peoples…… EDITED HERE

Go to the article at:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/native-land-map-of-indigenous-territories?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3e3b032884-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-3e3b032884-63503509&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_7_25_2018)&mc_cid=3e3b032884&mc_eid=f21bc86f43

Go to the Map at: https://native-land.ca/

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