Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tuscarora White Deer Clan

There has been a discussion about the Tuscarora White Deer Clan.  Much uncertainty exists about the clan, and how or why it came to be. Some comments involving this clan are politically motivated.  I try very hard to distance myself … Continue reading

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The Lost Colonists and Edward Bland’s 1650 Expedition

In 1650, Edward Bland and others explored “New Brittaine.” A pamphlet published in London the following year told of the voyage to the Chowan, Meherrin, and Roanoke river area. On August 27, 1650, a Virginia exploring party set out from … Continue reading

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The Lost Colony in Clarksville, Virginia???

Well, you just never know where that elusive Lost Colony is going to turn up next. While researching something else entirely, I stumbled across William T. Mitchell’s writings at this site: http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/native/redis.htm Mitchell provides the following information Douglas L. Rights, … Continue reading

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Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Native American Locations

I’ve discovered a lovely website created by William T. Mitchell.  William Mitchell is a historian with a particular interest in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which sets atop the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia.  This area is rich in history, … Continue reading

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Relationship Between the Tuscarora and Haliwa Indians by Michelle Lawing

In 1980, Michelle Lawing was retained to write a preliminary report reflecting her findings relative to any relationship between the Tuscarora Indians and the Haliwa.  That report, titled “Preliminary Report on the Relationship Between the Tuscarora and the Haliwa Indians” was based … Continue reading

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Tom King, Woccon Indian

William Byrd’s Book, “Villainy Often Goes Unpunished,” page 11, provides us with this information: CCR-192… “The Honble. Landgrave Robert Daniell Esq Govrnr of No. Carolina The Humble Petition of Nicolas Dawe Sheweth Whereas yr Honrs. Petitionr. Having Receaved Dammages to ye Value of five … Continue reading

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Anthropologist Frank Speck 1881-1950

Frank Speck with Standing Deer in Cherokee, NC in 1936. Frank Gouldsmith Speck (November 8, 1881 – February 6, 1950) was an American anthropologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in the Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples among the Eastern Woodland … Continue reading

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