Monday, March 30, 2015

Meet Native America: Natalie Standingontherock Proctor, Tribal Chairwoman, Wild Turkey Clan, Cedarville Band of Piscataway Conoy

Meet Native American. The National Museum of the American Indian.

"In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Together, their responses illustrate the diversity of the indigenous communities of the Western Hemisphere, as well as their shared concerns, and offer insights beyond what’s in the news to the ideas and experiences of Native peoples today." 
-Dennis Zotigh, NMAI 

Natalie StandingontherockProctor, tribal chairwoman, Wild Turkey Clan, Cedarville Band of Piscataway Conoy. Annapolis, Maryland, January 2012. Image Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog.
Natalie StandingontherockProctor, tribal chairwoman,
Wild Turkey Clan, Cedarville Band of Piscataway Conoy.
Annapolis, Maryland, January 2012.
Image Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog.


"Where is your community located? Where are your people originally from?

The Piscataway's original territory covered what became colonial Maryland, which included present-day Washington, D.C., parts of Virginia—Fairfax County, Loudon County, etc.—and West Virginia, and some of Pennsylvania. The majority of Piscataway people now live in Washington and the southern part of Maryland, in the counties of Prince George and Charles. "

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