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Pocomoke Indian Nation_PC courtesy of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University

Pocomoke Indian Nation

coiled pottery, flint knapping (shaping), and corncob darts Eden, Maryland
Photo Credit: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University
Pocomoke Indian Nation_PC courtesy of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University

The Pocomoke Indian Nation is a nonprofit organization composed of descendants of one of the Indigenous populations of the Delmarva Peninsula. A large, widespread group that exercised significant influence in the region, they lived along the Annemessex, Manoakin, and Pocomoke rivers and bays, and Chincoteague Bay. Today, the Pocomoke pass on the heritage and lifeways of Delmarva’s Indigenous peoples. Working with organizations like Pocomoke River State Park, Delmarva Discovery Center, and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, they educate the public about the region’s history and the peoples who inhabited it. They offer oral presentations, demonstrations, and classes on Indigenous skills, arts, and customs, including pottery making, flint knapping (shaping), a game of darts made from corncobs and wild turkey feathers, and artifact displays.

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