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The Land Has MemoryIndigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian$
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Duane Blue Spruce and Tanya Thrasher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832646

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce

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Allies of the Land

Allies of the Land

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(p.49) Allies of the Land
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The Land Has Memory
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Gabrielle Tayac

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce.7

The Native landscape where the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) now resides has changed, declined, and emerged in recovery since the time of English colonization. The land recalls history and remembers. This chapter looks far back into history of the land where Washington, D.C. now sits to see how the landscape has changed over that time and look at the legacies left behind. With the help of environmental regulations instituted in the 1970s, there has been a great deal of recovery and restoration. The landscape at the NMAI provides a small glimpse of the rich diversity of the Chesapeake Bay region.

Keywords:   landscape, Chesapeake Bay region, history, English colonization, environmental regulations, NMAI

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