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American Indians

by William G. DiNome, 2006
Additional research provided by Joffre L. Coe, Michael D. Green, Louis P. Towles, and Rich Weidman.

Part i: Introduction; Part ii: American Indians before European contact; Part iii: Indian tribes from European contact to the era of removal; Part iv: The struggle for Indian sovereignty and cultural identity; Part v: North Carolina Indians today; Part vi: References

Part vi: References

Adolph L. Dial and David K. Eliades, The Only Land I Know: A History of the Lumbee Indians (1996).

Barbara R. Duncan and Brett H. Riggs, Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook (2003).

Tom Hartley, The Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the Era of Revolution (1993).

Theda Perdue, Native Carolinians: The Indians of North Carolina (1985).

Douglas L. Rights, The American Indian in North Carolina (1947).

Timothy Silver, A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500–1800 (1990).

Stanley A. South, Indians in North Carolina (1980).

H. TrawickWard and R. P. Stephen Davis Jr., Indian Communities on the North Carolina Piedmont, a.d. 1000 to 1700 (1993).

Ruth Y.Wetmore, First on the Land: The North Carolina Indians (1975).

Additional resources:

Learn NC resources on North Carolina Indian tribes.

Teaching About American Indians in North Carolina (Learn NC):