Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tuscarora Identified by Land and Other Transactions – Part 10

The 1803-1805 Land Leases Bertie County, NC Deed Book S begins a series of leases in 1803 and continues through 1805.  These leases are all contracted with Sacarusa and Longboard as the chiefs, many with Jeremiah Slade, their power of … Continue reading

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Tuscarora Identified by Land and Other Transactions – Part 9

The 1802 Treaty 1801 letter from the Governor’s Papers – dated Dec. 4, 1801 “Dear Sir, I wished to have had an opportunity of conversing with you before you set out to Raleigh upon a subject which I find a … Continue reading

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Tuscarora Identified by Land and Other Transactions – Part 8

The Fraudulent Land Sale 1777 – Lewis Thompson Papers – UNC Collection 716 Petition of 1777 to Gov. Richard Caswell at New Bern The petition for the Tuskarorah Nation of Indians living in Bertie Co. humbly sheweth that our Brothers the White … Continue reading

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Tuscarora Identified by Land and Other Transactions – Part 7

The Land Leases Beginning in 1775, there are a series of deeds for leases to a group of men who each receive deeds separately. 1775 – Book M page 317/318, Indians to King Note, the list of names is repeated … Continue reading

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Tuscarora People Identified by Land and Other Transactions – Part 6

General Assembly Act Confirming Land Sale 1769 – Records of the Executive Council Papers, 1769 Order in Council – January 11 1769 – At the Court at St. James’s the 11th day of January 1769. Acts of the North Carolina … Continue reading

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Tuscarora People Identifed in Land and Other Transactions – Part 5

Original Land Transactions William L. Byrd, III, in his book, Against the Peace and Dignity of the State, North Carolina Laws Regarding Slaves, Free Persons of Color and Indians, extracted Indian records from the North Carolina General Assembly.  These records, … Continue reading

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Tuscarora People Identified in Land and Other Transacations – Part 4

The Land Dispute Resolution The issue of the land ownership and payments was not resolved until a 1972 case before the Indian Claims Commission, 29 Ind. Cl Comm. 194, Tuscarora Indian Nation vs the United States of America, docket 312, … Continue reading

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Tuscarora People Identified in Land and Other Transactions – Part 3

The Land Dispute In 1916, 150 years after the original leases were signed, a contingent of Tuscarora returned to North Carolina believing the land would revert to their ownership.  Judging from the letter below, the preparations for that 150th anniversary … Continue reading

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Tuscarora People Identified in Land and Other Transactions – Part 2

The Tuscarora in Colonial Records In the Colonial Court Records, Misc. Papers 1695-1705 – Mr. Brice, his petition…recovered an order at a counsell held at Mr. Thomas Blountt in Chowan against one Thomas Blount, an Indian, for ye returning of … Continue reading

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Tuscarora People Identified in Land and Other Transactions – Part 1

This is the first in a series of blogs about the Tuscarora people as identified in land and other transactions, primarily in North Carolina.  These blogs are taken from my paper by the same title.  It is too lengthy to publish … Continue reading

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