Native American Heritage

The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area includes unique places that reflect our Native American Heritage, including archeological investigations that County archaeologists are working hard to interpret and share.

Visit the attractions below to learn more and continue to check back as more online content is added.

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The Museum of Historic Annapolis at 99 Main Street by City Dock shares the story of the earliest people in this region before the arrival of Europeans in the 1600s.  Algonquian-speaking Native American people made seasonal camps along the Severn River. Artifacts exhibited in the Museum that illustrate this story include projectile points, a grooved axe, and pottery sherds. They provide clues to the seasonal movements and activities of these Native Americans for thousands of years in this region including fishing and hunting.  Some of the artifacts date as far back as 3000 BCE.

A new exhibit at Historic London Town and Gardens describes the native people living in the area at the time of Colonial settlement, Read more here:

In a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center‘s Woodlawn  History Center, artifacts tell the story of Native American use of this site as hunting and fishing grounds — as the original occupants of what is now SERC — along with the broader history of Native Americans in Maryland from pre-history through interaction with the colonists, and continued story to the present day.image004