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Maryland gives Indian status to Accohannock Tribe

December 19, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s governor has signed an executive order granting the Accohannock Tribe Indian status.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said in a statement Tuesday that the designation means the tribe qualifies for federal, state, and non-profit assistance to tribal members and for cultural education.

The Accohannock Tribe mostly lives on the Eastern Shore. The tribe oversees manages, and maintains Bending Water Park in Somerset County, and hosts an annual pow-wow at the park,

Maryland Indian Status has also been granted to the Piscataway-Canoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation.

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