Thursday November 20, 2014
11 am-12 pm, PAC
Free to students/staff w/SCCC ID, Community $10.00, School Groups $5.00 per student
In the year 1608, Captain John Smith sailed up the Potomac River to “Tayac Territory” where he met the Piscataway people. The Piscataway spoke Algonquian and became a central force in a Confederation of many Nations, including the powerful Iroquois. Today, the Piscataway Indian Nation is famous for their internationally recognized living history program featuring Mark Tayac’s Turtle Island Dancers. From “Tayac Territory” near Port Tobacco, MD, Mark Tayac and the Turtle Island Dancers travel throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. Frequent contributors to television specials on the History Channel and Discovery Channel, the Turtle Island Dancers appear regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, national pow-wows, major festivals and colleges & universities across the country. The Piscataway Nation’s Turtle Island Dancers welcome the opportunity to educate and entertain audiences who want to learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions.