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Cuscarawaoc Indians (place of making white beads – Tooker) . A division of the Nanticoke; mentioned by Capt. John Smith as a tribe or people living at the head of Nanticoke River, in Maryland and Delaware, and numbering perhaps 800 in 1608. Their language was different from that of the Powhatan, Conestoga, and Atquanachuke. Heckewelder believed them to be a division of the Nanticoke, the correctness of which Bozman1 has clearly demonstrated.

Consult:

  • For a discussion of the name see: Tooker, Algonquian Series, ix, 65, 1901. (J. M.)

Footnotes

  1. Bozman, Mary land, i, 112-121, 1837 

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