This series of orders from the North Carolina Colonial Record (Second Series, Vol. VII) – 1711-1712, explains the colonies intentions against the Tuscarora and Bay River Indians in the wake of the September 22, 1711 Indian revolt against the colonists along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.
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From the North Carolina Colonial Record. Agreement between chief men of the Bay River Indians and colonials assuring the that the Indians would have no trouble with the English provided they assist them in various manners and turn over any Indians who have, or were planning to commit crimes against the English to English authorities […]
From Hawks’ History of North Carolina, Vol. 2. Gives descriptions of the events surrounding the Tuscarora and allies revolt and attack upon the colonists along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. (Hawks had reprinted these from the Colonial Records.)
Selections relating to the period of the Tuscarora War (1711-1713). Tuscaroras, Senecas, Meherrins, Mattamuskeets and Englishmen refusing to serve in the war against the Tuscaroras and their allies are mentioned.
According to Barnwell, Fort Hancock was designed for the Tuscaroras by a “runaway negro” slave named Harry. Also in this entry (representing one single day of Barnwell’s long campaign against the Tuscarora) Barnwell insults and condemns the local Palatines who had participated with him in his assault on the fort by calling them “cowards” and […]