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Occaneechi archaeological map
Occaneechi archaeological map
A section of the archaeological map of Occaneechi Town.
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Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology
Learn what it was like to grow up an Indian in the southwestern United States or find out about the processes used in discovering how the ancient people of the Yadkin River Valley lived at this anthropology museum at Wake Forest University.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
The Death of John Lawson
The Death of John Lawson
Baron Christoph Von Graffenried's drawing, The Death of John Lawson, depicts Von Graffenried, his servant, and John Lawson being held captive by Tuscarora Indians shortly before Lawson's death. In the center of the drawing, the...
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Excavated post hole structure
Excavated post hole structure
A circular ring of excavated post holes at the Wall site, near Occaneechi Town, showing where a house once stood.
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Pocahontas saves Captain Smith's life
Pocahontas saves Captain Smith's life
This illustration from the late nineteenth century shows Pocahontas, the young daughter of Powhatan, the chief of the Algonquian Indians of the Chesapeake, pleading for the life of John Smith, a leader of the Jamestown colony. According to Smith, he was captured...
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The Indian Removal Act of 1830
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 10.5
Act of Congress, passed in 1830, authorizing President Andrew Jackson to transfer Eastern Indian tribes to the territories west of the Mississippi River. Includes historical commentary.
Format: legislation/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by Kathryn Walbert, L. Maren Wood, and David Walbert.
High Point Museum
This museum highlights the history of High Point, area Native Americans, the Quaker settlers, the workers and factories of the furniture business, and much more.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Waynesborough Historic Village
Visitors to this recreated village will feel as if the have stepped back in time. "Waynesborough's focus begins in 1701 with the first Tuscarora visit and ends in 1900 with a complete economic and social shift to Goldsboro."
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Aurora Fossil Museum
Some of the world's finest marine fossil displays of the Pleistocene, Pliocene, and Miocene periods can be found at this Beaufort County museum.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Occaneechi excavation tasks
Occaneechi excavation tasks
Photograph of students engaged in various excavation tasks at Occaneechi Town.
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Excavating an ancient pit
Excavating an ancient pit
Photograph of a student excavating the contents from an ancient pit.
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Removing plowed soil
Removing plowed soil
Photograph of students excavating and sifting plowed soil at Occaneechi Town.
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YMCA Camp Thunderbird
Provides environmental education programs to North and South Carolina K-12 students in bird study, fish dissection, orienteering and forest ecology.
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Ancient post holes
Ancient post holes
Photograph of students revealing ancient post holes by troweling the top of subsoil.
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Wigwam
Wigwam
A wigwam is a traditional house made by some American Indian groups, consisting of a round wooden frame covered with mats or tree bark. This photograph was taken at the Wolf Creek Indian Village in Virginia.
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French and Indian War Cherokee camp
French and Indian War Cherokee camp
At a French and Indian War re-enactment at Fort Dobbs, North Carolina, a replica of a Cherokee camp sits in the woods. The camp is stocked with common eighteenth-century Cherokee items, including animal skins, woven bags, blankets, and a gourd.
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What does it mean?
In Teaching about North Carolina American Indians, page 2.7
Introduction Visual symbols can be important ways of communicating ideas. Individuals, corporations, communities, and organizations use logos, seals, flags, icons, and other visual symbols to represent their values, share their histories, and send...
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 and 8 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Gazelia Carter.
Granville County Historical Society Museum
Learn about the rich heritage of Granville County through the exhibits at this museum in Oxford, North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Common artifacts: Brick fragments
Common artifacts: Brick fragments
These small brick fragments found in the plowed soil at Occaneechi Town are associated with European settlement in the area after about 1750.
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Natural disturbance
Natural disturbance
A common archaeological feature at Occaneechi Town. Tree and animal disturbances are irregular, filled-in holes that likely represent tree stumps or rodent burrows. This feature is a stump hole.
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