Indigenous Heritage Day at Historic St. Mary’s City

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The event offers ongoing demonstrations highlighting traditional methods in hide tanning, pottery, and cooking. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers from Tayac Territory (Port Tobacco, Maryland) will perform at 1 p.m., presenting a pow wow-style event featuring American Indian dance, drum, and song that tells of American Indian history, culture, and traditions. Drew Shuptar-Rayvis, an Algonkian living historian of the 17th-18th century of the mid-Atlantic, will be at the event all day (10 a.m to 4 p.m.) with his program “Eight Coats, Seven Shirts, Fifteen Fathom Wampum: Early Colonial Settlement and the First Deeds.” Shuptar-Rayvis' program is meant for ages 8 to adult and will include demonstrations and discussions throughout the day on various topics.