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Potomac Adventure: History Overview

The Potomac has seen enormous changes since the arrival of Native Americans in the first century C.E. The Native American settlements are now gone. Wars have been fought in along its shores; canals, railroads and factories built beside it; and the Nation's Capital built on its banks...READ MORE
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The First Tribe of Washington

The Piscataway tribe lived along the Piscataway Creek in the Prince George's region of Maryland up to our Nation's Capital. Most of the tribe settled comfortably in small villages and camps along the Chesapeake Bay. They were quite content with domestic affairs: the men building wigwams and "dug-out canoes," while the women made pottery and baskets. It is said that these "physically dark, very tall, muscular and well-proportioned people" enjoyed their way of life and they only looked to obtain one thing: peace.
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