For the Native Americans of the Chesapeake region—past, present, and future. We honor your strength and endurance. Thank you for welcoming us to your Native place. Education Office of the National Museum of the American Indian
Coauthors, Researchers: Gabrielle Tayac, Ph.D. (Piscataway), Edwin Schupman (Muscogee)
Contributing Writer: Genevieve Simermeyer (Osage)
Editor: Mark Hirsch
Reviewers: Leslie Logan (Seneca), Clare Cuddy, Kakwireiosta Hall (Cherokee/Mohawk), Benjamin Norman (Pamunkey)
Additional Research: Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, Ph.D., Buck Woodard (Lower Muscogee Creek), Angela Daniel, Andy Boyd
Design: Groff Creative Inc.
Special Thanks: Helen Scheirbeck, Ph.D. (Lumbee); Sequoyah Simermeyer (Coharie), National Congress of American Indians; NMAI Photo Services
All illustrations and text © 2006 NMAI, Smithsonian Institution, unless otherwise noted.
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