Sunday, September 20, 2009

Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region

We have a story to tell: Native peoples of the Chesapeake region
From the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of the American Indian

The Native peoples of the Chesapeake Bay region were among the first in the Western Hemisphere to encounter European explorers and colonists. Their stories, however, have usually been told by others, and usually only when their history helps to shed light on the birth and early development of the English colonies and the United States. Their perspectives have been overlooked and ignored in exhibitions, the media, educational materials, and most histories of the region. This guide offers contemporary Native perspectives about the historical experiences of the Native Americans of the Chesapeake, in particular, the Powhatan, Nanticoke, and Piscataway peoples.

To view this multimedia guide: Click Here.

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