Category Archives: Catawba

Antiquities of the Southern Indians, Particularly of the Georgia Tribes

This book, by Charles Jones, written in 1873, is extremely interesting and reveals a great deal about the culture of these tribes.  There are areas that discuss conjurers, marriage and divorce, government, social relations, tools, burials and documentation of mounds. … Continue reading

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James Logan Colbert of the Chickasaws and Allied Trader Families

The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Volume XX, No.2, May 1994, pg.82 contains an article titled “James Logan Colbert of the Chickasaw, The Man and the Myth.”  This article is reproduced at this link: http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/greybird7/genealogy.html Colbert’s family history says that … Continue reading

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1757 Letter from the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation to SC Governor Lyttleton

A letter signed on the 16th of June 1757 by the Chiefs of the Catawba Nation and several formerly separate tribes within that Nation, says, among much else, that: “Our brothers, the Cherocees, has sent us a tomahawk for to … Continue reading

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Governor Dinwiddie Directs Indians To Go “A Scalping” in 1757

In the spring and summer of 1757 the long expected Indian allies arrived in Virginia, as many as four hundred by May – Cherokees, Catawbas, Tuscaroras, and Nottaways. But Dinwiddie was wholly unable to use them effectively; and in order … Continue reading

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1731 – Tuscarora Raiding South Carolina Indians

Instructions to William Waties concerning the relationship between North Carolina and South Carolina and Native Americans Johnson, Robert, 1677-1735 April 10, 1731 Volume 11, Pages 23-25 ——————– page 23 ——————– [B. P. R. O. So: Carolina. B. T. Vol: 7. … Continue reading

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Hugh Waddell’s Castaway Indians – 1756

I’m ever so grateful for subscribers who are intensely interested in Native American history.  Clay read one of my articles, and contacted me regarding a question I asked.  He also provided much of the information below.  Thanks Clay. Roberta Estes: “It … Continue reading

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1756 Dinwiddie Letter to George Washington

The Dinwiddie letter to George Washington is in relation to the French and Indian War.  Another relevant article is a letter from George Washington himself recruiting the Tuscarora, who are referenced here.  Hat tip to Fix for this GenWeb article. Bertie … Continue reading

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