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Former Chief Joseph "Raincrow" Neal
Youghiogheny Band of Shawnee Indians
Chief Joseph "Crow" Neal - The Creator in the Woods
"Chief Joseph Crow Neal of the Youghiogheny River Band of Shawnee Indians speaks from the tribal council house on the Shawnee ceremonial grounds. He lives there with his partner Tender Heart and tells the tale of how he sees and finds the Creator through the native way, by connecting physically and spiritually to the natural environment."
Keeping Indian Culture Alive
Article by Greg Tasker detailing the resurgence of Shawnee Indian culture in Friendsville, Maryland in 1994.
The Legend of Johnny Friend
“John Friend was the first English settler who came to what is Garrett County before the Revolution. When John Friend and his companions traveled up the Yough River from Turkeyfoot in the mid-1700s they found a lush valley with abundant wild-life and plant food. The Shawnee Indians, who were encamped here, called it the Hunter’s Bowl. There was a peaceful co-existence until the area became heavily populated with white people forcing the Shawnee Indians to the West."
Native American Visitors and Inhabitants
List of Native American historical markers located in or near Friendsville, MD.
We Are Still Here
Profile of Chief Joseph "Crow" Neal.
Friendsville - Archaelogical Collection
Digital resources provided by the Archaeological Collections of Maryland in regards to the Friendsville site (18GA23).
Maryland's National Register Properties - Hoye Site (Sang Run, Sanging Ground Site)
Sang Run State Park
In October of 2008, The Maryland Park Service acquired Friend’s Delight, an 81-acre tract of land, originally settled by John Friend in 1769 after bartering with the Shawnee tribe. The original home site, farm and store were donated to the Maryland in 2002 and designated as a State Park in 2017.
Medicine Cabin on Ross Hill in Friendsville, MD