Sunday, December 3, 2017

The History of the Anacostan/Nacotchtank Indians in Washington, DC

Here's an article I put together that retells some of the major archaeological finds regarding the American Indians, the Anacostans, sometimes called the Nacotchtank, who lived in DC when the European settlers arrived in America. Click the link below to see the pdf:*

“Why Did the Anacostan Indians Choose to Live on Capitol Hill?”

                                Drawing from 1590s showing a Dog in a Virginia Native Village
The article discusses the roles dogs played in Native life.

*Note: the first pdf has been replaced with an updated version, including more information about the various names that have been used for the Anacostan/Nacotchtank natives of Washington, DC.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Los Angeles Prominently Acknowledges Its Native Peoples

If you visit the excellent "Becoming LA" exhibit at the LA Natural History Museum, you'll find this prominent description of their Native Peoples in the first room.  Hint-hint DC!