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Museum at the Town Creek State Historic Site
Museum at the Town Creek State Historic Site
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The mystery of the first Americans
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 2.2
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 2.1
In the second half of the twentieth century, archaeologists agreed that those “first Americans” migrated from Asia across Beringia and into North America between fourteen and twenty thousand years ago. Recently, though, new evidence has come to light that has led some archaeologists to doubt that theory and to suggest new possibilities.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Native American Charnel House
Native American Charnel House
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving depicting an American Indian tomb. De Bry's engraving, "The Tombe of their Werovvans or Cheiff Lordes," was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report...
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Native American in Body Paint
Native American in Body Paint
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving of an American Indian man with a bow and arrow. De Bry's engraving, "A Weroan or Great Lorde of Virginia," was orginially published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report...
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Native American Man and Woman Eating
Native American Man and Woman Eating
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving depicting two American Indians sitting for a meal. De Bry's engraving, "Their Sitting at Meate," was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the...
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Native American Village of Pomeiooc
Native American Village of Pomeiooc
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving of the American Indian town of Pomeiooc. De Bry's engraving, "The Towne of Pomeiooc," was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found...
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Native American Village of Secoton
Native American Village of Secoton
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving depicting the American Indian town of Secota. De Bry's engraving, "The Tovvne of Secota," was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New...
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Native Americans Making Canoes
Native Americans Making Canoes
Hand-colored version of Theodor de Bry's engraving depicting American Indian men making boats. De Bry's engraving, "The Manner of Makinge their Boates," was originally published as an illustration in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report...
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"Native Carolinians" additional activities
In Two worlds: Educator's guide, page 2.10
These lessons from the UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology's Intrigue of the Past can be used as additional activities for the digital history textbook module "Two Worlds: Prehistory, Contact, and the Lost Colony."
Format: lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Native peoples of the Chesapeake region
In Prehistory, contact, and the Lost Colony, page 2.9
The Chesapeake Bay has been home to Native Americans for over 10,000 years. Throughout their histories — even to the present day — these societies have adapted to difficult circumstances and unforeseen changes. Chesapeake natives have faced wars, epidemic diseases, loss of land, and treaty violations.
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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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North Carolina History: A Sampler
A sample of the more than 800 pages of our digital textbook for North Carolina history, including background readings, various kinds of primary sources, and multimedia. Also includes an overview of the textbook and how to use it.
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North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction (1860–1876). Topics include debates over secession, battles and strategies, the war in North Carolina, the soldier's experience, the home front, freedom and civil rights for former slaves, Reconstruction, and the "redemption" of the state by conservatives.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the early 20th century
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the first decades of the twentieth century (1900–1929). Topics include changes in technology and transportation, Progressive Era reforms, World War I, women's suffrage, Jim Crow and African American life, the cultural changes of the 1920s, labor and labor unrest, and the Gastonia stirke of 1929.
Format: book (multiple pages)
North Carolina in the New Nation
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the early national period (1790–1836). Topics include the development of state government and political parties, agriculture, the Great Revival, education, the gold rush, the growth of slavery, Cherokee Removal, and battles over internal improvements and reform.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Occaneechi archaeological map
Occaneechi archaeological map
A section of the archaeological map of Occaneechi Town.
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Occaneechi excavation tasks
Occaneechi excavation tasks
Photograph of students engaged in various excavation tasks at Occaneechi Town.
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Occaneechi Town excavation grid
Occaneechi Town excavation grid
Illustration of a portion of the Occaneechi Town excavation grid. (North is at the top of the map.)
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The Official Lumbee Vocabulary Test or How to Tell a Lum from a Foreigner
In Teaching about North Carolina American Indians, page 2.3
Try this Lumbee vocabulary quiz and see how well you know Lumbee English.
Format: article
By Clare J. Dannenberg, Hayes A. Locklear, Natalie Schilling-Estes, and Dr. Walt Wolfram.
One of the Chief Ladies of Secota
One of the Chief Ladies of Secota
"On of the Chieff Ladyes of Secota." Theodor de Bry's engraving of an American Indian woman, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the foreground, the woman is depicted from both...
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