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Eastern Shore Native American History and Culture

October 10, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 10th, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM., the Talbot County Free Library will host a program on Eastern Shore Native American history and culture.  The speaker will be Chief Donna Wolf Mother Abbott, first female Chief of the Nause-Waiwash Tribe (Choptank and Nanticoke).

Chief Donna Abbott will speak on both her tribe’s past and present, and the preservation of its history, culture and traditions.  Topics will include the history of the resources that came from the land & waterways of the Eastern Shore, European Contact and Post European Contact, current projects and future plans. 

She also wishes to invite those interested to attend the 31st Annual Native American Festival in Vienna, MD on September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

This event is part of a statewide program by the Maryland Humanities’ Maryland Center for the Book, called One Maryland One Book.  Maryland Humanities partners with public libraries, high schools, colleges, museums, bookstores and others to bring book-centered events to communities across our state.   This year’s selection is There There by Tommy Orange.

There There is a critically-acclaimed novel that follows the experiences of twelve Native people as they gather for the Big Oakland Powwow.  It is a depiction of the modern Urban Indian experience and the challenges facing many Native communities in the United States today.

Talbot Library book discussions of There There will be held:

Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Easton Library
Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Easton Library
Thursday October 5, 2:00 p.m. at the Easton Library
Thursday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. at the St. Michaels Library

No registration is required for any of these programs.  All library programs are free and open to the public. www.tcfl.org


October 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Talbot County Free Library Easton Branch
100 West Dover Street
Easton, 21601
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