In this Maryland Exploration, you will go back in history about 400 years to find out about the Yaocomaco people of Maryland and how they lived. You will follow an Yaocomaco man and woman through a day in their lives. You will have the opportunity to step back in time to decide what from the past is still a part of our lives today.
These engravings were created by Theodor DeBry from the John White
watercolors, Secoton, (Virginia), 1585.
We are going to look specifically at diet -- what Indians ate compared to what we eat today. You will be asked to keep a list of the foods the Yaocomaco people might have eaten in the 1600s when the European colonists first met them.
Now look at Item #1 on your Worksheet. Write down all of the foods you ate yesterday. You will need this information later.
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