State Map

To Navigate

To explore this map, hover over a point to see the location’s name and the tribe of origin, according to William Bright’s dictionary of Indigenous place names. The points are color coded by tribe of origin. The map intentionally does not include the state boundaries demarcated by the United States government. This map is more exploratory and helps demonstrate the prevalence of Indigenous-origin place names in the state of Massachusetts. This map helps demonstrate the diversity of tribes living within the borders of Massachusetts, as well as the frequency of Indigenous place names to describe predominantly white areas.