College celebrating Native American History Month on Nov. 1

Native American History month poster

The Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers will be at Marietta College on Thursday, November 1st as the campus celebrates Native American History Month.

The singers and dancers will perform at 8:00 p.m. in The Gathering Place. The event, which is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is free and open to the public.

The Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Capt. John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River in 1608. Today, Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long-standing traditions, culture and heritage of their indigenous ancestors. From Tayac Territory (Port Tobacco, Maryland), Mark Tayac travels with the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers presenting a colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style campus event featuring American Indian Dance, Drum and Song. 

Diversity and Inclusion is also working with Parkhurst Dining to feature Native American dishes – 3 Sisters Soup, Fry Bread and Indian Tacos — starting at 11:00 a.m. in Gilman Dining Hall. During the serving of these dishes, Doug Three Buffalos, will be on hand with information on Native culture and answering questions on the historical significance of the month.