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Piscataway Indian Museum Natalie Proctor, co-founder of the Piscataway Indian Museum and the Native American Cultural Center, extends her heritage to others by providing educational tours, hands-on exhibits, and workshops about Native American art and culture. In this clip, children learn how Native American culture is being preserved in Maryland Download/Watch Windows Media Clip
London Town London Town was a river port in Anne Arundel County created by an act of the General Assembly. This segment explores how its strategic location contributed to its success. The town rivaled Annapolis in population and economic activity and was a major transportation route to the north and south. This segment also looks at the development of the shipbuilding industry in the area. Download/Watch Windows Media Clip
Native Americans and Settlers When Europeans first arrived in Maryland, they did not know how to survive in such unfamiliar surroundings. In this excerpt, learn how Native Americans taught colonists survival skills such as farming, making clothes, and catching wild game. Learn about the legacy of these native peoples that survives today. Download/Watch Windows Media Clip
Margaret Brent Margaret Brent was the first woman in the English-speaking world to demand equality with men, by asking the General Assembly for the right to vote. She arrived in St. Mary's County, Maryland in 1638 and became the first female landowner and taxpayer in the state. Brent's story is one that resonates even today. Download/Watch Windows Media Clip
Settlers in Maryland Settlers who arrived in Maryland on March 25, 1634 came by invitation of Lord George Calvert. The group included many wealthy men as well as indentured servants, who had committed to work five - seven years in exchange for their passage to the New World and a chance to become landowners themselves. In this clip, explore how these people came together to form a new government and begin to build a new economic future together. Download/Watch Windows Media Clip

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