Category Archives: Chowan

Dasemunkepeuc, Algonquian Village Location To Be Dedicated

On August 10th, 2013, the location of the Algonquian Indian village, Dasemunkepeuc will be honored with a highway sign near Mann’s Harbour, NC, directly across the bridge from Roanoke Island.  This is part of Roanoke Island Cultural Festival and Powwow … Continue reading

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Parker David Robbins – Chowanoke, Legislator, Inventor

Parker David Robbins (1834-1917) Second Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry A Union Army veteran and delegate from Bertie County to North Carolina’s constitutional convention of 1868, Robbins represented the county for two terms in the N.C. House of Representatives as … Continue reading

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Journal of Bishop Spangenberg, 1752

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Journal of August Gottlieb Spangenberg’s voyage to North Carolina to establish a Moravian Settlement [Translation] Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 September 13, 1752 – January 08, 1753 Volume 05, Pages 1-14 ——————– page 1 … Continue reading

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Indians in North Carolina in 1754

This document is found in the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina.  It is undated, but the other document on page 320 is a tax list of taxables by county for 1754 filed on January 4, 1755.  The document sharing … Continue reading

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Weyanoake Indian Tom Freeman

By Fletcher Freeman The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Second Series, Volume VII entitled “Records of the Executive Council,” on page 416, has a deposition given by Richard Booth in which he states that in the year 1667  he took … Continue reading

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Chowan Indians – Petition of 1790

The Digital Library on American Slavery holds a lot of information about Native as well as mixed people.   http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/index.aspx In the petition below, presented to the North Carolina General Assembly, and subsequently rejected, we catch a glimpse of the remnants of Chowan … Continue reading

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John and Thomas Hoyter, the Chowan Indian Chiefs

This article was originally published in the Lost Colony Research Group Newsletter in June, 2012.  www.lostcolonyresearch.org Fletcher Freeman during the process of his research on the Chowan Indians has compiled all of the information existent on the Chowan Indian Chief, John … Continue reading

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