Monthly Archives: June 2012

What’s in a Name? – The Tuscarora in Transition

As we know, most of the Tuscarora tribe went north to join the Iroquois Confederation, the last of them leaving Bertie County, North Carolina in 1804 in an exodus that took almost a century to complete.  At the close of the Tuscarora … Continue reading

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Beaufort Co., NC Native Records

Thanks to Kay Lynn Sheppard for extracting this information from her reference books.  If other folks would check their books for people noted as Indians, I’d be very grateful and so would our blog subscribers Source: Beaufort Co., NC Deed … Continue reading

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John White painted the earliest known images of Native Americans.  Several of White’s paintings of the Indians of the New World included tattoos.  One woman, of Florida, had tattoos covering much of her body.  Another, in Virginia the chief’s wife had … Continue reading

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Indian Slaves in Maryland and Virginia

In 1667, the Virginia General Assembly declared “enslavement of Indians for life to be legal.”  This act was repealed, then revived in 1691, but regardless, it was ignored.  In 1705 Indian slavery in Virginia became illegal but it was not … Continue reading

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Hyde County, NC Native Surname Marriage Records

Contributors to this article originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter include Kay Lynn Sheppard and Baylus Brooks. Surprisingly, the Hyde County, NC marriage records have never been transcribed and published.  Generally, marriage records are some of the first … Continue reading

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The Meherrin and the Susquehanna Indians

Historical records are wonderful resources with lots of buried treasure.  Of course, you have to dig for it – because it’s treasure – after all.  Sometimes after reading these old records two or three times, I stop and ask myself, … Continue reading

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Tuscarora Populations

“Their true names, their true numbers only written now in God’s own hand……” Editor’s Commentary This document, originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter, is the combined effort of many people.  The compilers, to whom we are very grateful, … Continue reading

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