Appalachian Trail Histories


American Indian Representation on the AT (0 items in collection)


The Appalachian Trail has names for their shelters, trails, and iconic locations that are tied to American Indian tribes. However, there is not always an explanation for the origins of these American Indian tribes and how sites and trails along the Appalachian Trail were named. Mt. Katahdin, one of the most famous trail destinations, has a connection to the Penobscot Tribe who owned the land and used its sources before it became a part of the Appalachian Trail. The tribe's history and culture are deeply tied to both the mountain and the development of the Trail.


Sarah Petroff


American Indians and the Appalachian Trail


17th century- 21st century