Local Indians Tribes of the Time

By the time the Souls of Indenture series takes place, much of the friction had lessened.  Many of the local Indians were peaceable. Among these were the Choptank Indians who lived along the Choptank River. Theirs was one of the earliest reservations in the colonies, established in 1669.  It would not surprise me if some of the settlers really did trade with them from time to time, as I mentioned in A Willing Heart. As for them being nearly as tall as giants, some of them really did push the height of seven feet. They must have been a rather frightening sight for those first Maryland settlers to behold, before an understanding was reached that ensured peace.