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Native American Indian Resource Information - Maryland Area

Indian Organizations in Maryland (These are not Indian Tribes)

American Indian Cultural Center
Brandywine, Maryland

The American Indian Cultural Center is an educational non-profit which sponsors powwows, socials, and other education activities.

American Indian Heritage Foundation
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, Virginia
202-INDIANS (463-4267)

The American Heritage Foundation operates the Miss Indian USA pageant, funds Native American Indian charitable activities which promote the culture, beliefs, and rights of Native American Indians.

Princess Palemoon, President

American Indian Inter-Tribal Cultural Organization, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland

The American Indian Inter-Tribal Cultural Organization is an educational non-profit which sponsors powwows, socials, and other education activities.

American Indian Society of Washington, DC
P.O. Box 6431
Falls Church, Virginia 22040-6431

The American Indian Society of Washington DC meets the first Wednesday off the month in Alexandria, Virginia at the St. Clements Church, 1930 hours. They sponsor one powwow at the American Indian Cultural Center in Brandywine, Maryland each year, and support fellowship for Native American Indians living in the Nation's Capitol area.

Michael Nephews, President

The Baltimore American Indian Center
113 South Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
(410) 675-3535

The Baltimore American Indian Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity providing social and economical services to American Indians living in Maryland. Services include home buying and rental assistance, JPTA-job placement and training assistance, U.S. Indian Health Service substance abuse counseling, cultural classes, and activities such as powwows and socials. The BAIC holds one National powwow each year; one on the fourth weekend in August, and various activities during November. For more information contact the BAIC.

Honor the Circle: The Native American Indian Student Association
Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
(410) 455-4322 or 455-4951

The student association serves and supports Native American Indian students, faculty, and staff from tribes all over the US, Canada, and Alaska who attend or are employed by Catonsville with course registration, assistance with financial aid forms, college paperwork, employment practices/problems, and social interaction with other Native people. Honor the Circle also co-sponsors the powwows with the Baltimore American Indian Center.

Dennis Seymour, Faculty Advisor

The Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland

The twelve person Commission is an official state body, whose members are appointed by Maryland's Governor and are approved by the Maryland State Senate. Commissioners are appointed for a three year term and the majority of commissioners must be American Indian, with three seats specifically reserved for persons from Maryland Indian tribes. The Commission addresses issues affecting state recognition, education, cultural preservation, and assists the Governor relating to issues facing American Indians.

Native Indian Sacred Earth Society
11400 Cedarville Road
Brandywine, Maryland

An American Indian Society, call for further information.

Native American Rights Fund
1712 N Street, NW
Washington, DC

A charitable fund for promoting, litigating, and supporting Native American Indian rights throughout the United States and Canada.

Maryland Indian Tribes

Ms. Mervin Savoy, Tribal Chair
The Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Subtribes
P.O. Box 1484
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 609-7625
(301) 609-9317 (fax)

The Piscataway Conoy people are the indigenous people of the region we call Maryland today. Currently, they do not have Federal or State recognition. However, the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs officially recommended to Maryland's Governor the tribe be extended official state recognition. The Piscataway Conoy are expected to receive their state recognition within the year. Additionally, the Piscataway Conoy are seeking Federal recognition from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Youghiogheny Band of Shawnee
6110 Melvern Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20851
(301) 530-5281

John Howard
Pocomoke Indian Nation
3169 Calvary Road
Crisfield, Maryland 21817
No phone

The Piscataway Indian Nation
Billy "Red Wing" Tayac
PO Box 131
Accokeek, Maryland 20607
(301) 932-0808

Ms. Anne Buck McKay, Tribal Elder
Accohannock Indian Tribe
427 Loblolly Lane
Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6851
(410) 749-2696

Sewell Fitzhugh
The Nassue-Waiwash Tribe (Nanticoke)
7 Willis Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
(410) 228-5243


Number of American Indians living in Maryland: approx. 15,000
-Source, Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Labor

Local Points of Interest

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
Smithsonian Institute
Arts and Industries Building
The National Mall
Washington, DC
(202) 357-2700, TTD: (202) 357-1729, Spanish: (202) 633-9126

The 16th Museum of the Smithsonian Institute is dedicated to the protection, support, development, and perpetuation of the cultures and communities of Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

The museum's main facility, opening in 2002, will be built on the Mall, between the National Air and Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol. NMAI's George Gustav Heye Center, an educational and exhibition facility in lower Manhattan, opened in 1994. The museum's Cultural Resources Center, a state-of-the-art storage and research facility, will open in Suitland, Maryland in 1998.

"Stories of the People" at Arts & Industries, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except December 25. Free admission. Stories of tribal origin and identity, highlighting Native people's resilience, are told by artists and scholars from six tribal and regional groups. Part of the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary celebrations, "Stories of the People" - the first exhibition on the National Mall presented by the NMAI - features 190 objects from the museum's vast collections.

The Center for Urban Archeology
600 East Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Prehistoric Indian artifacts dating back 12,000 years recovered from areas in Baltimore City.

Piscataway Indian Museum
Brandywine, Maryland
(301) 782-7622 or 372-1932

By appointment only. Museum and cultural events.

Piscataway Conoy Museum
LaPlata, Maryland 20646
(301) 932-2899

By appointment only. Museum and cultural events.

Bear Branch Nature Center
300 John Owings Road
Westminster, Maryland
(410) 848-2517

A permanent exhibit with artifacts tracing 12,000 years of American Indian culture in the are know today as Maryland.

Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland
(410) 685-3750

A museum with artifacts and history of Maryland's American Indians.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, Maryland
(410) 586-0055

Museum and park with an Indian camp and village sites dating back to 7,500 B.C.

Historic St. Mary's City
Route 5 & Rosecroft Road
St. Mary's, Maryland
(800) 762-1634 or (301) 862-0962

An outdoor museum with a reconstruction of an Indian longhouse, and demonstration of basketry, pottery, gardening, and foods. Also has an indoor museum of American Indian artifacts.

The Beach to Bay Indian Trail
Princess Anne, Maryland
(800) 521-9189 or (410) 651-2968

Historic Maryland Indian trail and guided tour. Call for details.

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