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Native Carolinians: The Indians Of North Carolina
by Theda Perdue
Discusses what native America was like before the arrival of Europeans; the Indian way of life; Indian-white relations; and native Carolinians today. Includes separate chapters on the Cherokee and the Lumbee and an appendix listing important dates in North Carolina Indian history.
Paperback, 101 pages
Published 2010 by Division of Archives and Hist Tural Resources
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Very interesting book. One of the topics on my reading list is North Carolina history. I knew a lot of the information because I've done some reading about the Lumbees. Everyone should read "Nowhere Else on Earth" a wonderful novel about Rhoda Lowry and Lumbee outlaw Henry Berry Lowry set during the Civil War. In 1835, North Carolina adopted a new constitution which prohibited "persons of color" from voting, serving on juries, testifying against whites, bearing arms, and learning to read and ...more
Perdue and Oakley’s Native Carolinians is a good overview of the history of Native Americans in North Carolina. While not going too much in depth, I have to admit that it was enlightening in terms of both the culture of Native Americans as well as some of the problems that they have faced over the years. Apparently in Eastern Carolina, during the period of segregation, there were commonly not two but three separate public facilities including water fountains and bathrooms. I’d like to learn more ...more