Weaponmeoc Indians (Savana, Tessa)


Weapemeoc Indians

Savana Nance Tessa Dixon 1


 The Weapemeoc first appear in history in the narratives of the Raleigh colony of 1585-86. Later they spoke of under various subdivisonal names. They parted with some of their land in 1662. In 1701 according to Lawson (1860) only 6 of the Yeopim survived though there were 40 warriors of the other subdivisions including the 10 Pasquotank and 30 Potekeet.


Settlement Names

  Yeopim a shortened and more usual form They were a Algonquian Confed 3

Where the Weapemeoc lived

 They lived in Chowan,North Carolina. They lived throughout what are now Chowan, Currituck, Camden,Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties. 4

What language Weapemeoc spoke  The Weapemeoc spoke Powhatan 5

Weapemeoc’s food and shelter

  They ate corn, fish, and agriculture vegetables and fruits They used Wigams and Longhouses for shelter 6

Art Specialties and Special Hunting Forms  The Weapemeoc didn’t have any art specialty  They hunted and they also fished, shellfish gathering.


How the tribe interacted with colonists.

  They were calm and very sincere to their colonists. Yes, they were peaceful also. They didn’t have any wars 8

Weapemeoc: Trade

 The Weapemeoc’s sold their land, but due to small numbers trade was of little importance 9

Weapomeoc: Working Together  The Weapemeoc’s did work together although they parted with some of their lands in 1662 only 6 of the Yeopim survived through there were 40 warriors of the other subdivisions.


The Columbian Exchange

 The Columbian Exchange was a widespread exchange of plants, food, human population including slaves. The Columbian Exchange greatly affected almost every society on Earth.


How the Columbian Exchange affected the Weapemeoc tribe  One of the first European exports,the horse changed lifestyles of many Native American tribes on the Great Plains, allowing them to shift to a nomadic lifestyle.



Weapemeoc Map


Removal and Resettlement Policy  The Weapemeoc Indian Tribe was forced off their land and moved to Roanoke Island along with other tribes.