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Fighting For Recognition: Baltimore’s Overlooked Native Americans

“The Duality Of Indigeneity” by Gregg Deal, located across from the Creative Alliance.

On a crisp Saturday afternoon last month, nearly 100 people gathered at the Salvation Army in Middle River for a Christmas party. Children lined up in the gym to take part in a time-honored tradition: Sitting on Santa’s lap in front of a Christmas tree.

But a different scene with pre-Western roots unfolded in an opposite corner. There, an elderly man wearing a feathered headdress sat banging on a drum and singing. A small circle composed of several generations and tribes of American Indians formed around him for a casually ceremonious activity known as social dancing. Side by side, the adults danced and laughed while children scurried between them.

City Councilman Brandon Scott Wants To Replace Columbus Day

Courtesy of Brandon Scott/City Council
Courtesy of Brandon Scott/City Council

Many Baltimoreans likely got to stay home from work yesterday in celebration of Columbus Day. City Councilman Brandon Scott and many others who protest the day each year take issue with that – but don’t worry, they don’t necessarily want to take away your day off.

Colonists Loved Pickin’ Crabs


soft crabs 6.3.12

Colonists and Native Americans didn’t need Old Bay. A new study says the people who settled near the Chesapeake Bay ate more crabs than previously thought.