In 1916, the Croatan Indians of Sampson County issued a plea for an Indian School for their children as had been provided in Robeson County. This document is preserved today in the Documenting the American South collection, and includes significant genealogical information about several families.
Not only is the document’s text included, but all of the images as well, many photographs of people who were born in the early-mid 1800s.
At this link, you can read a summary of this document combined with a couple of other relevant documents from that same timeframe, noted below.
- North Carolina – Cherokee Indians. Report and Resolution of a Joint Committee of the Legislature of North Carolina, by the North Carolina General Assembly
- Indians of North Carolina: Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, by O.M. McPherson
- The Croatan Indians of Sampson County, North Carolina., by George Edwin Butler