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Moratok Tribe, Moratok Indians (Moratoc Tribe). A place name, but the meaning otherwise unknown.

Moratoc Connections. There is little doubt that the Moratok belonged to the Algonquian linguistic stock and were closely related to the other Algonquian tribes of the sound region of North Carolina.

Moratoc Location. On Roanoke River and apparently on the north side, and estimated to be 160 miles up the river, though the distance is evidently reckoned from the Raleigh settlement on Roanoke Island

Moratoc Villages. The village bearing the name of the tribe is the only one known.

Moratoc History. The sole mention of the Moratok is in the narratives of the Raleigh expeditions. They were first recognized as an independent tribe by Mr. Maurice Mook (1943 a).

Moratoc Population. Unknown but reported as large.

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MLA Source Citation:

Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 145. Washington DC: US Government Printing Office. 1953. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 13 February 2016.
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- Last updated on Oct 18th, 2013

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