Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Updated: 5 days ago
Piscataway Park lies on the traditional capital of the Piscataway people. This abundant place is called Moyaon, meaning "everything is here." It is the sacred center of the Piscataway homeland, which includes much of what is today called Maryland and Northern Virginia.
This Native American Heritage Month (and every month!), we encourage you to learn more about the Indigenous people and cultures where you live. Listen to Indigenous voices as they tell their stories, honor Indigenous ways of knowing, and treat the sacred lands you inhabit and visit with respect.
To get you started, check out the resources below.
Piscataway Voices Blog Series
Land and River Conversations
Conservation: A Complicated Story
Reciprocity: Humans & the Environment
Interconnectedness: Heritage, Traditions, & History
Tobacco Talk 2021
Tuesday Tobacco Talks | Sacred Tobacco: A Native Plant
We Have a Story to Tell: Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region (Guide for teachers grades 9-12)
The Discovery of Zekiah Fort (Video)
Meet Naiche: A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay Area (Children's book)
Indians of Southern Maryland (Book)