Monthly Archives: May 2013

Native Warriors and Battles

At the Military and Historical Image Bank, I discovered several renderings of Native people, mostly in military context. The first group shows 6 images, including the Battle of Oriskany, about which I had just been reading.  The Battle of Oriskany … Continue reading

Posted in Military, Oneida, Six Nations | 4 Comments

Nooherooka Website at ECU

Eastern Carolina University hosted the 300th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Nooherooka in the spring of 2013.  In preparation for this even, ECU constructed a website, which I hope they will continue to maintain, adding documents, papers, photos and other … Continue reading

Posted in Military, Tuscarora | 1 Comment

Orange Co., NC Free Families of Color 1790-1840

In the article, The Jeffreys and Day Families, Cabinetmakers, we discovered that Thomas Day of Caswell County, NC was connected with the Day and Jeffreys families who lived in Orange County, NC, a group of people who were of mixed … Continue reading

Posted in Census, North Carolina, Ocaneechi | 7 Comments

Call To Action – Native American Veterans Monument in Washington DC

Steve Bowers, a Native American Seminole tribal member and veteran is spearheading an effort to install a memorial to Native American soldiers in Washington DC.  While thousands of Native Americans have enlisted over the decades, at a much higher rate … Continue reading

Posted in Comanche, Military, Navajo | 2 Comments

The Jeffreys and Day Families, Cabinetmakers

In the article about Indian Cabinetmakers in Piedmont, NC, by Dr. Patricia Phillips Marshall, reported recently on Lisa Henderson’s Fourth Generation Inclusive blog, we learn several interesting things. First, Dr. Marshall shows a map with Greensville County, VA, which borders … Continue reading

Posted in North Carolina, Ocaneechi, Ohio | 1 Comment

Lewis Larsen’s Extensive Native American Reference Library to be Auctioned

From the People of One Fire newsletter, the following: Lewis Larsen’s Extensive Archaeological Library to Auctioned Off “Extensive American Indian related reference library from the estate of noted Georgia Archaeologist, Dr. Lewis H. Larson, Jr. over 400 Volumes”   To be … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology | 2 Comments

Mary Jemison, White Indian of the Genesee

As I’ve been extracting the surnames of the New York Indian tribes from the Indian census (1888-1893), which consist of the Six Nations, Jemison, Jimerson, Jemerson and variant spellings are found in all of the tribes.  It’s a very unusual name otherwise, … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Iroquois, Seneca | 17 Comments