American Indians in North Carolina : Geographic Interpretations

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9781891026010: American Indians in North Carolina : Geographic Interpretations

This volume explores the numerous diverse Indian tribes and or groups living in North Carolina. It includes chapters or sections on all of the 7 state recognized tribes, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the only federally recognized tribe in the state. Among North Carolina's nearly 100,000 Indians are numerous members of non-recognized tribes or groups. These are also described.

The first three chapters set the background for discussion of the present day Indians. It uses historical data to provide a portrait of Indians in NC at the time of European contact. Chapter 2 continues by briefly discussing the tribes or nations living in NC in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Chapter 3 provides an overview of current demographic, economic, social and geographical conditions of modern Indians. The remaining chapters deal with particular tribes.

The book is generously endowed with maps, photos and bibliographic entries.

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About the Author:

Thomas Ross is a native of West Virginia, but has lived in North Carolina since 1969. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has written numerous journal and magazine articles and is the author or editor of about a dozen books.

In 1989 Ross was named "distinguised professor" at the University and in 1998 received the prestigous "Adolph Dial Scholarship Award" from the University.

He is a veteran of the US Air Force and lives in Southern Pines, NC, with his wife.

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