"among the heathen folk, to the southward"
Algonquian tribes to the south of New England
Public DomainAlgonquian tribes to the south of New England - Credit: Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

We never learn prcisely which Native Amnerican tribe has held Roger Chillingworth captive, but this map of Algonquian peoples living to the south of the New England colonies offers some possibilities. Click here to see a full map of the tribes and linguistic groups inhabiting the east of America prior to European contact. 

 

Five Native Americans take a white woman hostage
Public DomainFive Native Americans take a white woman hostage - Credit: Karl Ferdinand Wimar