Marietta College celebrating Native American History Month on Nov. 1

MARIETTA, OHIO (10/29/2018) The Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers will be at Marietta College on Thursday, November 1st as the campus celebrates Native American History Month.

The singers and dancers will perform at 8:00 p.m. in The Gathering Place. The event, which is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is free and open to the public.

The Piscataway Nation were the first Native Americans to encounter Capt. 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, Maryland), 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 and Song.

Diversity and Inclusion is also working with Parkhurst Dining to feature Native American dishes - 3 Sisters Soup, Fry Bread and Indian Tacos - starting at 11:00 a.m. in Gilman Dining Hall. During the serving of these dishes, Doug Three Buffalos, will be on hand with information on Native culture and answering questions on the historical significance of the month.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 49 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.