Jan 11, 2012

O'Malley formally recognizes Piscataway tribe

(Baltimore Sun) For Mervin Savoy, recognition was sweet — even if it came more than two centuries too late.
Savoy was one of hundreds of Piscataways who gathered beneath the State House dome in Annapolis Monday as Gov. Martin O'Malley issued executive orders formally recognizing the Native American tribe as a distinct people.
... In the past, the drive for recognition has been thwarted in part by internal divisions between the rival Piscataway-Conoy Confederacy and the Piscataway Indian Nation. O'Malley's executive orders recognize both groups, as well as the Cedarville Band of the Piscataways. Continued