Saturday, October 8, 2016

NANTICOKE KING ABRAHAM AND QUEEN SARAH

NANTICOKE FACES OUT OF THR PAST
ANNALS OF ANNAPOLIS”
BY
RIDGELY


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.

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