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Piscataway Indian Nation shares rich history with campus

Piscataway Nation dancing
Piscataway Indian Nation

Recognized internationally for their living history programs, the Piscataway Indian Nation will bring their authentic American Indian dance and song to Penn State Berks on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at 8 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The Piscataway Indian Nation is a state-recognized tribe in Maryland that is related to the historic Piscataway tribe. At the time of European encounter, the Piscataway tribe was one of the most populous and powerful tribes of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Piscataway Indian Nation organized out of a twentieth-century revival of its people and culture. They have appeared in the Kevin Costner film Dances with Wolves, and have been featured in documentaries on both the History Channel and Discovery Channel. In addition, they perform regularly at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, national pow wows, major festivals, and theatres across the country.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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