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.
Yeopim a shortened and more usual form They were a Algonquian Confed 3
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
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
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 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.
Removal and Resettlement Policy The Weapemeoc Indian Tribe was forced off their land and moved to Roanoke Island along with other tribes.