This page is intended to be an introduction to some of the indigenous nations on whose land George Mason University sits and on whose land Outdoor Adventures recreates. The below maps are not to be viewed as comprehensive and are the work of Native Land Digital. Our goal in sharing these maps is to start a conversation around the history of the land on which we live, work, and play and to acknowledge those who were, and still are, stewards of this land.
Disclaimer from Native Lands:
This map does not represent or intend to represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations. To learn about definitive boundaries, contact the nations in question.
Also, this map is not perfect — it is a work in progress with tons of contributions from the community.
Click on any of the shaded areas of the map below to see the territory.
Notes on the map:
The territories shown on the map are native lands that correspond to locations within Outdoor Adventures’ standard field area, Native territories outside of this field area are omitted from this version of the map. Do not interpret a blank on the map as an area devoid of Native presence. These may be areas of missing data, or simply display errors.For example the “blank” on the map around Roanoke and Blacksburg, Virginia is the traditional home of the Tutelo, whose territory simply does not display due to technical errors. For a more complete map of indigenous lands for the entirety of North America or to learn more about the Native Lands project, please visit the source, Native Land Digital HERE.