Topic: Moratoc

Moratoc Indians

Moratok Tribe, Moratok Indians (Moratoc Tribe). A place name, but the meaning otherwise unknown. Moratoc Connections. There is little doubt that the Moratok belonged to the Algonquian linguistic stock and were closely related to the other Algonquian tribes of the sound region of North Carolina. Moratoc Location. On Roanoke River and apparently on the north side, and estimated to be 160 miles up the river, though the distance is evidently reckoned from the Raleigh settlement on Roanoke Island Moratoc Villages. The village bearing the name of the tribe is the only one known. Moratoc History. The sole mention of the

Moratoc Tribe

Moratoc Indians. A tribe described in 1686 as living 160 miles up Roanoke river, perhaps near the south Virginia line.  a map of that period places their village on the north side of the river, which then bore their name. They are said to have been an important tribe which refused to hold intercourse with the English.