Saturday, November 24, 2018

Skeleton of a Native Girl was found in 1883 when Garfield Park was being built

After the Washington Post article was published, Mark Herlong was kind enough to email me the news links from 1883 about the Anacostan relics that were found during the construction of Garfield Park. They included skeletal remains and hair from a young Native girl.  Here are the original articles:





Washington Post article on Anacostan History

Here's a link to an article the Washington Post ran on Nov. 23, 2018.
It would be better if the article talked less about me and more about the artifacts and Anacostan history, but getting word out is the important part.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/22/native-american-tribe-once-called-dc-home-its-had-no-living-members-centuries/?utm_term=.22eff80d0812

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Capitol Hill Native Village site/Carroll Estate overlaid on the modern map

Here are 2 graphics I put together in October that show the map of the Carroll Estate - where SV Proudfit found enough remains to call a Native village site in 1889 - overlaid on a modern street map from google.
Duddington St was not on the original L'enfant plan. Daniel Carroll's family was from Duddington, England. The main house was called Duddington Manor.