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French and Indian War
Etchoe, Battle of
by Anderson, William L. The Battle of Etchoe took place during the Cherokee War of 1760-61 between the Cherokee and the English. That war, a subconflict within the French and Indian War, began when whites murdered a number [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
French and Indian War
by Branch, Paul, Marshall, R. Jackson, III. French and Indian War (1754-63) grew out of competition between Great Britain and France for land in North America. As part of the larger Seven Years War in Europe, colonists and Indians were caught [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
French and Indian War
by Morton, Patrick. On February 18, 1754, Governor Robert Dinwiddie of Virginia issued a call to the colonies for assistance in driving French forces from encroachment in the Ohio Valley and the Virginia frontier. [...] (from NCpedia.)
Native American Settlement of NC
by Claggett, Stephen R. First Immigrants: Native American Settlement of North Carolina by Stephen R. Claggett Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 1995. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Siler, Jacob
by Sloan-Farmer, Maryann. Jacob Siler, western North Carolina pioneer, state legislator, and Cherokee Indian agent, was born in South Carolina's Pendleton district, of German and Irish ancestry. His grandfather, Plikard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Richard
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Spaight, colonial secretary, councilman, and clerk of the Assembly, was born in Carrickfurgus, Ireland, the son of George and Margaret Dobbs Spaight, who were married on 7 July 1729. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Usteneka
by Trotman, Mary Nelle. Usteneka, Cherokee leader, is referred to in some sources as Ostenaco, Autositty, Ustonekka, Outacite, Outacity, and Judd's Friend. There seems to be no substantial agreement among sources as to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ward, Nancy (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Wilson, Emily Herring. Children born to Cherokee parents in what is now North Carolina before the Cherokee had any contact with European settlers would have been a members of their mother’s clan. Property belonged to the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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