Original Inhabitants of North Carolina

By the time of the arrival of European settlers, North Carolina was home to approximately 30,000 Native Americans. Prominent tribes were the Hatteras of the coastal area, the Cherokee of the mountainous western region, and the Catawba, Chowanoc and Tuscarora who ranged from the Piedmont to the coast.

Conflict between the races was relatively uncommon in the early years of white settlement, due largely to the small number of white settlers willing to undertake the rigors of life in northern Carolina. However, by 1700 growing numbers of white farmers were moving into Indian lands. The Tuscarora War of 1711-13 was evidence of the deteriorated relationship. In the following years, natives not killed in battle or forced off their homelands often fell prey to diseases introduced by the settlers.


See Indian Wars Time Table .
Native American Cultural Regions map .

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Quakers of North Carolina
Cartland When the news of the first conscription act passed by the North Carolina legislature reached the Friends, there was not a little anxiety among them, for they knew that a trial of their faith was at hand, and it is no wonder if there was ...
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Moundbuilders, North Georgia's early inhabitants
... the death of the Chief Priest, his temple would be destroyed and another layer of earth would be added for his successor. Ones social standing would be reflected in how close his home was to the plaza. Etowah Indian Mounds "It is altogether ...
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Moundbuilders, North Georgia's early inhabitants
... the death of the Chief Priest, his temple would be destroyed and another layer of earth would be added for his successor. Ones social standing would be reflected in how close his home was to the plaza. Etowah Indian Mounds "It is altogether ...
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