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Trail of the Whispering Giants

Maryland's Indian

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 30, 2013
1. Trail of the Whispering Giants Marker
Inscription. This monument, representing the Assateague Indian, was sculptured by Peter Toth and given to the people of Maryland as a gift. Toth is presently sculpturing an Indian monument in each of the fifty states, to pay homage to his heritage and to raise the nationís consciousness as to the plight of the Native Americans. The monument carved from 100 year old oak was completed in 1976.

The Assateague Indian was a sub-tribe of the Nanticokes; both spoke a dialect of the Lenapes or Delaware Indian, which made them members of the Algonkian family. Indian groups living in the vicinity of Assateague Island included the Pocomoke, Annamessex, Manokin, Nassawattex, Acquintica, Assateague, Chincoteague and Kicotanks.

By the early 1700ís the Assateague, along with all other Indian tribes in the area, were pressured by colonists to move northward out of the region. Their migration led them through Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and finally into Canada where they were lost to history.
 
Location. 38° 19.517′ N, 75° 5.333′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on South 2nd Street. Click for map. This marker overlooks the Ocean City Inlet. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Trail of the Whispering Giants Marker image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, October 7, 2013
2. Trail of the Whispering Giants Marker
Peter Wolf Toth Creation
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are within walking distance of this marker. The Horseshoe Crab (here, next to this marker); The Blue Crab (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of the Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); Shore Camping / Island Exploring (within shouting distance of this marker); Island on the Move (within shouting distance of this marker); Largest Fish (within shouting distance of this marker); British Manufactured Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The White Marlin Capital of the World" (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ocean City.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Wolf Toth- Trail of the Whispering Giants. Statues are listed alphabetically by State. (Submitted on October 17, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Trail of the Whispering Giants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 30, 2013
3. Trail of the Whispering Giants Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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