Thanks to DC Historian, Hayden Wetzel, we'll soon have an additional item on the Once As It Was DC map - Indian relics were found in SW DC when the James Creek Canal was being built in 1866! (Page 3 of 12/20/1866),
Here is the text of a basic Acknowledgement of the Anacostan People of Washington, DC that was composed with the guidance of Chief Jesse James Swann Jr, of the local Piscataway Conoy Tribe. Please pass it on to organizations who may like to use it to open their meetings.
We acknowledge that this meeting is taking place on the traditional land of the Anacostan People of the Piscataway Tribe.
And here it is when it was first used on Oct 8, 2019 by City Councliman, David Grosso
Until you correct me about the absence of any historical markers on the Base regarding its extensive Native history, I will continue to discuss it as I have in this recent letter in the Washington Post (attached).