We Are Still Here
Staff at Glen Burnie Library have put together a special display in observation of Native American Heritage Month with generous contributions from the Cultural Resources - Archaeology Department of Anne Arundel County and Dr. Ashley Minner, a member of Baltimore's Lumbee tribe and an Assistant Curator for History and Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Part of the display focuses on the tribes whose land most of the county sits on – Piscataway and Susquehannock, the latter of which is sadly considered extinct. The archaeology department provided historical artifacts including projectile points and hand tools that were uncovered right here in Jug Bay, Anne Arundel County. The bulk of the text and photos on exhibit were provided by Native American Archaeology in Anne Arundel County, Maryland: A Heritage Toolbox – a product of The Lost Towns Project.
Dr. Ashley Minner’s project, Reconstructing East Baltimore's “Reservation,” provided the other half of this special exhibit. With help from her elders, Dr. Minner has been diligently researching archives to reconstruct the area lovingly referred to as the “reservation” that took shape in the mid-twentieth century in Baltimore City. Dr. Minner “sees this as an urgent project of reclamation of history, space, and belonging.”
Visit the Glen Burnie Library through the end of this year to view the display, and explore these additional resources to learn more about local Native American heritage and history: