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Land occupied by southeastern tribes, 1820s
Land occupied by southeastern tribes, 1820s
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Landing of Columbus
Landing of Columbus
John Vanderlyn's painting, Landing of Columbus, commissioned in 1836/1837, depicts Christopher Columbus' landing in the West Indies in 1492. Columbus holds the royal banner of Spain, laying claim to the land. He holds a sword...
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The legend of Tsali
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 10.9
The story of a Cherokee man who resisted removal and founded the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Includes historical commentary.
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A letter from Major Christopher Gale, November 2, 1711
In Colonial North Carolina, page 3.6
Letter describing the bloody attacks that began the Tuscarora War between North Carolina Indians and settlers. Includes historical commentary.
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The lost landscape of the Piedmont
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 5.5
The Piedmont region of North Carolina is unrecognizable compared to the landscape of 400 years ago. Where man-made lakes now sit were huge bottomland forests. While pine trees accounted for only a small percentage of Piedmont acreage, they now dominate the region's forests -- a result of clearing hardwoods to create farmland. Other once-prominent landscapes include areas of grassland known as “Piedmont prairie,” and upland depression swamps where the clay soils often kept moisture on the land’s surface.
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The Lowry War
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 6.12
Many Lumbee Indians in Robeson County resented the demands of the Confederate army. In 1864, members of the Lowry family raided the homes of wealthy slaveholders. The Home Guard executed Allen Lowry and his son William, but another son, Henry Berry Lowry, hid in the woods for years as outlaws, becoming folk heroes.
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Lumbee English 1
First of two sets of excerpts about Lumbee English and Lumbee identity from the documentary film Indian by Birth: The Lumbee Dialect, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. For more excerpts from Indian...
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Lumbee English 2
Second of two sets of excerpts about Lumbee English and Lumbee identity from the documentary film Indian by Birth: The Lumbee Dialect, produced by Neal Hutcheson and the North Carolina Language and Life Project. For more excerpts from Indian...
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The Lumbees face the Klan
In Postwar North Carolina, page 3.8
In January 1958, the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses on the front lawns of two Indian families in Robeson County, North Carolina. In response, as many as a thousand Lumbees violently broke up a Klan meeting, and the Klan never again met publicly in Robeson County.
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Maintaining balance: The religious world of the Cherokees
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 2.7
In the 1880s, Cherokee elders in the North Carolina mountains allowed a white man named James Mooney to observe and record information about their culture. The Cherokee myths that Mooney gathered and wrote down in English help explain the world of the Cherokees. These myths show that, for the Cherokees, the world was primarily a relationship of proper balance.
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By Karen Raley.
The Manner of Making Their Boats
The Manner of Making Their Boats
"The Manner of Makinge Their Boates." Theodor de Bry's engraving of American Indian men making boats, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the foreground, two men are working on...
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Map of Indian villages
Map of Indian villages
Map of historic Indian villages in North Carolina.
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Map of Occaneechi excavation sites
Map of Occaneechi excavation sites
Map of the sites of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology's Occaneechi excavations, near Hillsborough, N.C.
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Map of Rutherford's Trace, 1776
Map of Rutherford's Trace, 1776
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Map: Native peoples in the Chesapeake region, circa 1610
Map: Native peoples in the Chesapeake region, circa 1610
Map showing the locations of American Indian groups in the Chesapeake Bay region, circa 1610.
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Map: Native peoples in the Chesapeake region, circa 2006
Map: Native peoples in the Chesapeake region, circa 2006
Map showing the locations of American Indian groups in the Chesapeake Bay region, circa 2006.
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The Marks of Sundry of the Chief Men of Virginia
The Marks of Sundry of the Chief Men of Virginia
"The Marckes of Sundrye of the Cheif Mene of Virginia." Theodor de Bry's engraving of the "marks" worn by various American Indian men, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the center...
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Members of 2006 Virginia tribal delegation to England
Members of 2006 Virginia tribal delegation to England
Photograph of four members of a 2006 tribal delegation to England, in contemporary ceremonial regalia. Pictured from left to right are Wayne Adkins (Chickahominy), Jacob Fortune-Deuber (Rappahannock), Ben Adams (Upper Mattaponi), and Glenn Canaday (Chickahominy).
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Mountain goat in Glacier National Park, MT
Mountain goat in Glacier National Park, MT
Mountain goat climbing a rocky slope in Glacier National Park, Montana. The park protects over one million acres of land in the Northern Rocky Mountains, from lakes and valleys formed by glaciers to forests, alpine meadows, and rugged peaks. It is known to...
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Museum at the Town Creek State Historic Site
Museum at the Town Creek State Historic Site
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