Maryland Native American Links

| August 3, 2008

Maryland has no federally recognized tribes. Neither does the State of Maryland currently provide any such official designation. Nevertheless, there are several communities of indigenous people who maintain an identity, including the Piscataway, the Nause-Waiwash, the Lenape, and the Lumbee. In March, 2002, the Maryland House of Representatives passed House Bill 342 which would provide [...]

Otoe-Missouria Tribal Princess

| August 1, 2008

Like many other native American tribes, the Otoe-Missouria annually select a Princess to represent the tribe at official events and to act as a goodwill ambassador. The selection process culminates in the naming of the princess at the opening of the Encampment each July. The following list was originally transcribed from the 2007 Encampment program. [...]

Littlecrow Trading Post

| May 30, 2007

This summer our family is having a reunion “on the rez” at the homestead in Red Rock, OK. This year we timed it so we will be there to attend the Otoe-Missouria Pow wow. Oklahoma in July! Whew! I was looking online to order a new ribbon shirt for the pow wow (not something that [...]

Pow wow Etiquette

| January 31, 2007

The following guidelines are intended for visitors and newcomers to Native American Indian pow wows and festivals. I compiled this list from various printed material, other online pages, and from personal experience. Always remember that pow wows are based on ancient and sacred ceremonies, filled with traditions which have been passed down for generations. To [...]

Native American Events in Maryland

| January 30, 2007

One can find plenty of websites which maintain a calendar of pow wows. The difficulty is that the job can be so overwhelming, since there is no central database, they must rely on organizers and participants to submit updated information. As a result, most listings are incomplete or outdated. By limiting this page to the [...]

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