Monthly Archives: June 2013

North Carolina Indians

In 1983, The North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs published a 40 page booklet titled North Carolina Indians.  This booklet is now available for free online and can be downloaded in pdf or text format.  Here’s what they had to say … Continue reading

Posted in Algonquian, Archaic Indians, Catawba, Cherokee, Lumbee, Mississippian, North Carolina, Paleoindians, Woodland Indians | 7 Comments

Products of the Motherland

This week, President Barack Obama paid a visit to Senegal, the stepping off point for slavery, for slaves, their last step on African soil on their way to the New World, wherever that was destined to be.  It was an … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Maps, Migration, Origins, Slaves | Leave a comment

7th Generation Returns to Tecumseh’s Memorial

It was prophecied that the 7th generation would return.  Indeed they are, 200 years later.  The Chatham, Ontario paper carried a story covering the return of about 80 Shawnee from Texas to Canada, to visit a monument honoring Chief Tecumseh who died during … Continue reading

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Big News! Probable Native American DNA Breakthrough

We are on the verge of another new and very exciting discovery, but we need funding to finish the research.  Let me tell you about what’s going on and maybe you’ll decide to be a part of this new discovery … Continue reading

Posted in DNA | 18 Comments

The Lumbee by Many Other Names

The history of the Lumbee has been a rocky road with their official identity changing from time to time.  This “label crisis” stems from the fact that the early records of the Lumbee fail to unquestionably identify their origins, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cherokee Indians of Robeson County (later Lumbee), Croatan (Later Lumbee), Indians of Robeson County (later Lumbee), Lumbee, Tuscarora | 6 Comments

The Meherrin in 1728

The 1733 Edward Moseley map of North Carolina, above, shows the Meherrin Indian Village to the left. Around the same time, this note from William Byrd was recorded in 1728 while surveying the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia: … Continue reading

Posted in Catawba, Meherrin, North Carolina | 2 Comments

The Legend of Coharie

The Legend of Coharie was written by Ernest Minson Bullard who died in 1959.  It was published in a publication that I believe was called “Pitch ‘n Tar” but I can find no publication information, other than a mention at … Continue reading

Posted in Croatoan, North Carolina | 2 Comments