NANTICOKE FACES OUT OF THR PAST
“ANNALS OF ANNAPOLIS”
Baltimore Sun , October 6, 1880; Baltimore. Maryland
Ridgely, in his “Annals of Annapolis” speaks of the apparitions of two old Indians, “King
Abraham” and “Queen Sarah” the last survivors of the settlement of Nanticoke Indians in Dorchester
County, Maryland, the tribe having removed to Canada, who used to be seen in and around Annapolis
before the Revolution. They came and went across the Chesapeake Bay in their canoe like ghost out
of the past, and were the spectators of a 'growth and progress' they could not understand.
Here were swamp and forest where they speared fish, took oysters and crabs, are industries,
elevator piers, black hulled steamers sending forth their various clamors to frenzy the air.
Finally they came no more.