Piscataway Nation Dancers

Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers

At the time of Columbus, as many as 10 million Native Americans lived in North America. A succession of Algonquian peoples ultimately coalesced into the Piscataway Nation of the  Chesapeake & Tidewater regions of Maryland. The Piscataway  were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River in 1608. Today, Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long standing traditions, culture and heritage of their indigenous ancestors. From Tayac Territory, (Port Tobacco, MD), Mark Tayac travels with the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers presenting a colorful, educational and entertaining pow wow-style campus event featuring American Indian Dance, Drum & Song.  In addition to their many college campus appearances, the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers are frequent contributors to TV specials on the History Channel and Discovery Channel and appear regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, national pow-wows and major festivals.  Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers welcome the opportunity to educate and entertain audiences who want to learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions.

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“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed their presentation at the Penn State Altoona University campus today. Cody is an amazing dancer. Mark is an amazing storyteller. Together with Jenny and Mark’s son, Niche (not sure how to spell it), it was a great experience, so personal and up close and it really left a feeling of joy and happiness as well as appreciation with me. I hope they continue celebrating, teaching, and sharing their heritage.”

— Dana, Penn State University – Altoona

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