This article which appeared in the October 1982 issue of The North Carolina Historical Review, was written by Dr. Thomas Parramore (former Meredith College professor and one of the most knowledgeable and thorough historians to have ever written about the Indians of eastern North Carolina.) This piece is frequently cited for its in-depth information on […]
“Death of a Reservation”
Excerpt from The Tuscaroras, Vol. 2 by F. Roy Johnson. This excerpt from a chapter in Johnson’s book discusses the demise of the Tuscarora reservation in Bertie County at Indian Woods, and the exodus from the reservation by Tuscaroras to the north and other areas of North Carolina.
The Meherrin-Susquehannah Connection
An interesting entry from The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Second Series – Volume VII – Records of the Executive Council – 1674-1734. This entry describes a petition by the Meherrin to have land surveyed for them to be assigned a reservation, and a second petition from local inhabitants claiming that the Meherrin have not […]
1766 Tuscarora Land Lease
From The Colonial Records of North Carolina (Second Series): Records of the Executive Council 1755-1775. Cain, Robert J. (Editor) Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh. 1994.
Letter from Governor Dobbs to North Carolina General Assembly in regards to pending “French-Indian War”
A message from His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq; Captain-General and Governor in Chief, in and over his Majesty’s Province of North-Carolina. To the General Assembly, held at Newbern, the twelfth day of December, 1754. [Proposing] a plan of union with all the British Colonies, for our mutual future defence [Newbern Printed by James Davis, 1754].