Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of Chesapeake

November 13, 2006 – Indefinitely

Nanticoke schoolboys playing "bear in ring", Delaware, ca. 1911. Boy facing the camera is Roosevelt Perkins. Photo by Frank G. Speck. (N01304)

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

2nd Level Floor Plan

Through photographs, maps, ceremonial and everyday objects, and interactives, this small display provides an overview of the history of the Native peoples of the Chesapeake Bay region (what is now Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) from the 1600s to the present day. The Native people of this region include the Nanticoke, Powhatan, and Piscataway tribes.