The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Young, Catalog Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: On September 22, 1711, several bands of Native American tribes, including the Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, and others, attacked European settler settlements in North Carolina, thereby beginning a series of events known as the Tuscarora War. In part, this event may have been caused by a sense of mistrust between the Native American tribes living in North Carolina during the eighteenth century and their European counterparts. Ultimately, through a series of military campaigns, the Europeans were able to gain the advantage and put down successfully the rebellion. Also, the Tuscarora and their allies fought amongst themselves or succumbed to diseases like smallpox for which they had no immunity.

Additional Information

Publication
North Carolina Libraries 71.2 (Fall/Winter 2013)
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
Tuscarora Indians, Christopher De Graffenried, Colonies, Indian slaves

Email this document to