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History Conversations: Canavest: A Final Piscataway Outpost in Colonial Maryland
October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Canavest (located on Heater’s Island) was the last permanent village of the Piscataway Indians in Maryland. Various aspects of the site—which was occupied from 1699 to at least 1712—are vividly described in a series of colonial documents from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. These archival records are paired with analysis of archeological remains to provide a glimpse of late 17th and early 18th century Piscataway life. Retired Maryland Historic Trust Chief Archeologist Dennis Curry will discuss Piscataway movements over time, Piscataway material culture and lifeways, and Piscataway–English interactions.