Weaving the Story of a Significant Landscape

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 10:20 AM-11:50 AM
Horizon A (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)
When Congresswoman Frances Bolton bought a farm on the Potomac River and created the Accokeek Foundation, her main objective was to preserve the view from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Thus began a chain of events that led to the creation of Piscataway Park, the first national park established to “preserve historic vistas.” Initially protected because of its significance to George Washington, something much older and equally (some would argue more) significant was preserved – the sacred homeland of the Piscataway people. How do we engage the public in the multiple layers of story embedded in a landscape? How do we create experiences that embrace the interconnectedness of landscapes in a way that transcend the boundaries that conspire to limit our understanding?
Session Chair:
Lisa Hayes
10:40 AM
Endangered Indigenous Landscapes
Virginia Busby, Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
11:00 AM
Narrative, Archaeology, and Indigenous Landscapes
Julia King, St. Mary's College of Maryland
11:20 AM
The Maryland Indian Heritage Trail: A tool for large landscape conservation
Rico Newman, Maryland Indian Tourism Association
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