They ate what they could kill, grow or catch in the rivers and other waterways.By 1000 AD, there were about 8,000 Native Americans, all Algonquian-speaking, living in what is now the state, in 40 different villages.Maryland was notable for having been established with religious freedom for Roman Catholics.Like other colonies of the Chesapeake Bay, its economy was based on tobacco as a commodity crop, cultivated primarily by African slave labor, although many young people came from Britain as indentured servants in the early years.All of these wars, coupled with disease, destroyed the tribe and the last of their people were offered refuge from the Iroquois Confederacy to the north shortly thereafter.The closest living language to them are the languages of the Mohawk and Tuscarora Iroquois, who once lived immediately north and south of them.In 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, Maryland became the seventh state admitted to the United States by ratification of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.
It appears that the first humans in the area that would become Maryland arrived around the tenth millennium BC, about the time that the last ice age ended.
They are noted as the Akhrakovaetonon and Trakwaerronnons, which seems similar to Tockwogh.
They were extinct as a people by the end of the 17th century, however.
John Smith labelled the Tuscarora as the Kuskarawock on an early map from 1606, but they shortly thereafter moved west to join the Meherrin and Nottoway in Virginia.
Meanwhile, the Tockwogh may have moved to New York and/ or been given refuge by the Susquehannock.