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Norris Howard SR.
Paramount Chief
Pocomoke Indian Nation

Upcoming Events

Pocomoke Indian Nation will be demonstrating at Pocomoke River State Park, Shad Landing.

 August  19th, 2017
Canoe burning, Flint Knapping, Shell beads, Native foods, basket making, Fire starting demonstrations, cooking over open fire pit and more. Join us for a day of fun and education. Programs start at 10:00 AM until about 4:00 PM. Note: Shad Landing is located on Rt. 113 between Pocomoke City,& Snow hill, Maryland.

August 25th, 2017

Rythms of Pocomoke
Rhythms of the Pocomoke is a Native American inspired original program, featuring trained professionals with Native American ancestry, or an invested interest in the local Native American culture at the time of European contact.

The agenda offers the audience an opportunity to appreciate unique vocal and instrumental compositions, learn more about the process of composition, as well as the construction of a water drum and rattles.

Sponsored by the Pocomoke Indian Nation, Inc., the program will be held on August 25, 2017, which coincides with the 4th Friday event, sponsored by the Downtown Pocomoke Association. The performance space and related services will be at the Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum in Poco...moke MD, and admission will be waived.

The program will include a local percussionist, Rebecca Doughty, performing a commissioned Native American inspired selection by Australian composer, Wally Gunn.

Gunn, who resides in New York City, will be presenting information about the research into the language and musical components of the composition, Seven Shells, and songwriting in general.

Local vocalist and music teacher, Caitlyn Howard Crowley, will perform a Native American inspired composition, accompanied by a percussionist on a hand drum.

Norris Howard will demonstrate the art of creating a water drum, the type of drum that would have been indigenous to the Pocomoke region.

The program will last approximately 1 hour, and after a 30 minute break, will repeat to allow for more of the public to take advantage of the program.

Doughty, Crowley and Howard are descendants from the Pocomoke Indian Nation and therefore are very invested in sharing aspects of this indigenous culture which has impacted much of our present day landscape. Both Doughty and Crowley earned their Music Performance and Music Education degrees at Salisbury University and will address the opportunity for music education on the Eastern Shore in their remarks.

Funding for this event is in part provided by the Worcester County Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, organizations dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Pocomoke Indian Nation
will be demonstrating at Handsell this fall
Fall program date coming soon
Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance

" Insuring our future by preserving our past."
Canoe burning

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