|Bath: The First Town in North Carolina
||Every town in America has some historical story to tell to later generations and Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina, is no exception. Founded in 1705, Bath was both an agricultural center as well as a staging ground for pirates like Blackbeard w...
|Cherokee Basketry: From the Hands of Our Elders
||Over the centuries, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have developed basket weaving as
a craft which will help preserve their culture for future generations to enjoy. The baskets which are made primarily from rivercane on site at the Cherokee res...
|Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812
||As the War of 1812 commenced, residents in Bertie County, North Carolina wondered if the battles between the U.S. Army and British forces would spread to the Tar Heel State. Due to a lack of battles in North Carolina, military recruits were in “no bi...
|Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation
||Like most Native American tribes in American history, the Cherokee Indians attempted to co-exist with settlers moving westward. Through a series of land treaties; however, the Cherokee soon found themselves having to cede sizable portions of their te...
|The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina
||At the time of the American Revolution, there were a significant number of Quakers living in North Carolina who objected to slaveholding in the Tar Heel State. Many individuals, including George Walton and Levi Coffin, tried to free their own slaves ...
|Landmarks of Hyde County, North Carolina: The Mainland & Ocracoke Island
||Landmarks of Hyde County, North Carolina: The Mainland & Ocracoke Island introduces readers to both the history of Hyde County as well as offers a depiction of the more prevalent types of historical architecture in the region. Authors Claudia R. Brow...
|Up From These Hills: Memories of a Cherokee Boyhood
||During the Great Depression years, many enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tried to eke out a living any way they could. Specifically, Leonard Lambert, the author of Up From These Hills, took the opportunity to get an education ...