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Native American singers and dancers made an appearance at BU

By Bitania Yemane, News Editor

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     The Piscataway Singers and Dancers made an appearance to Bloomsburg University’s campus on Monday November 6th at the Kehr Union to perform their traditional dances to carry on the heritage of their indigenous ancestors.  The event was presented by the BU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. The PiscatawayNation Singers and Dancers were led by Mark Tayac as they performed an educational event to inform and entertain the audience about their culture and heritage that lasted for centuries. The performance included powerful Native American dances that featured the drums with their beautiful soothing music. The Piscataway people formed the Piscataway Nation of Chesapeake and Tidewater regions of Maryland during the time of Christopher Columbus and were the most populous and powerful Native polities of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Piscataway by 1600 were primarily on the north bank of the Potomac River and were the first Natives to encounter John Smith in 1608.

 

 

 

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Native American singers and dancers made an appearance at BU