Day: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Title: The Indigenous Cultural Landscape: A Conservation Concept for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Description: The concept of the Indigenous Cultural Landscape (ICL), first introduced to the National Park Service as part of the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, is intended to represent large landscapes from the perspective of Eastern Woodland Indian nations at the time of their first contact with Europeans. These landscapes comprise the cultural and natural resources that in their totality would have supported the historic lifestyle and settlement pattern of an Indian community. Since 2010, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay has researched and reported on identifying and mapping ICLs as a trail related resource. Our panel will discuss the concept, its incorporation into the John Smith Trail, our previous and ongoing research, and the critical importance of including American Indian communities as contributors to that research.
Track: Historic & Cultural Resources
Level: All
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Copping: Chief of Resource Protection and Partnerships - National Park Service Chesapeake Bay
Co-Presenter(s): Julia A. King: Associate Professor of Anthropology - St. Mary's College of Maryland
Mervin Savoy: Tribal Chair - Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland