Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wake Wednesday - The Great Trading Path

If you have Native American ancestors from Virginia and North Carolina, this link is fascinating. The Great Trading Path skirts the western edge of Wake county.

Visit this wonderful blog post at Native America Roots for lots of historic details and great maps that show the route of the Trading Path as well as a few surprises. 

Did you know that there were buffalo in this area and that is "what originally brought the Eastern Siouan speaking Saponi from the Ohio River valley into this region."


Return to the WakeCoGen Website

1 comment:

  1. Interesting how the Catawba travel so close to my hometown in Catawba County. I never knew this.