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Maryland gives Indian status to Accohannock Tribe

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed an executive order granting the Accohannock Tribe Indian status.

The designation means the tribe qualifies for federal, state, and non-profit assistance to members and for cultural education, Hogan's office said Tuesday.

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The Accohannock Tribe mostly lives on the Eastern Shore. The tribe oversees manages, and maintains Bending Water Park in Somerset County, and hosts an annual pow-wow at the park,

Maryland Indian Status has also been granted to the Piscataway-Canoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation.

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