Land Acknowledgment

Seabury has been in the community since 1924, but the land on which our communities and offices reside has a much longer history. It is important to acknowledge that Native Americans were the original stewards of this land and continue to live here today.


The greater D.C. area is on Nacotchtank and Piscataway land. The name of the Anacostia River comes from the European name for the Nacotchtank. The Nacotchtank tribe lived just East of the Anacostia River until they were driven out by European disease and war in the mid-1600s. The remaining members of the tribe were absorbed into the Piscataway people, which is now recognized by the state of Maryland.


Sources

http://www.piscatawaytribe.org/about.html


https://www.ala.org/aboutala/indigenous-tribes-washington-dc#:~:text=According%20to%20officials%20at%20the,their%20original%20identity%20and%20descendancy.



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