Monthly Archives: January 2013

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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1606 Hondius Mercator Map of “Virginia and Florida”

Virginiae Item et Floridae This map by Jodocus Hondius first appeared in the 1606 Mercator’s atlas, published by Hondius. As noted by William P. Cumming (The Southeast in Early Maps), Hondius relied primarily on de Bry’s engravings of White’s and LeMoyne’s maps of Virginia and … Continue reading

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Acanahonan Found on Jamestown Map in Dutch Archives?

Our friend Yvette in the Dutch archives has done it again.  I’m so glad she loves maps as much as I do.  This map is particularly interesting though, because it is of the James River area, near Jamestown, discovery attributed … Continue reading

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2012 Blog in Review

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who follows or reads the Native Heritage Project blog.  2012 has been a banner year, especially for a first year, with over 64,000 views from 115 countries around the world.  I’ve posted … Continue reading

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