National Gallery of Art: Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers
Join us for a performance by the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers, led by Mark Tayac. The troupe carries on the long-standing traditions, culture, and heritage of its indigenous ancestors and welcomes the opportunity to enlighten audiences that want to learn more about Native American history. From Tayac Territory of Port Tobacco, MD, Mark Tayac travels with the group, presenting a vibrant, educational, and entertaining pow wow-style event, featuring Native American dance, drum, and song.
About the Piscataway Nation
At the time of Columbus, as many as 10 million Native Americans lived in North America. A succession of Algonquian peoples ultimately coalesced into the Piscataway Nation of the Chesapeake and Tidewater regions of Maryland. In 1609, the Piscataway were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River.
Performances as 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm.