The Importance of Acknowledging our History—NARA at College Park, Maryland

This is the second in a series of blog posts that acknowledges the history of the land on which the National Archives’ buildings are situated. Today’s post is the National Archives building in College Park, Maryland, known by staff and local researchers as “A2.” The A2 building site contains archeological remains from prehistoric settlements during … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging our History—NARA at College Park, Maryland

The Importance of Acknowledging History

I work at the National Archives’ flagship building in Washington, D.C., which sits on the ancestral lands of the Nacotchtank peoples.  From the Native Land website map. I have begun to include this simple statement when I provide remarks at meetings, acknowledging the ancestral lands of indigenous people on which we stand. If you have … Continue reading The Importance of Acknowledging History