The records in this book were gleaned from papers found in the North Carolina State Archives, the University of North Carolina, and Duke University. Chapter One is comprised of records pertaining to the Tuscarora Indians of North Carolina and New York. The plight of the Tuscaroras has long been controversial in North Carolina. As late as 1911, members of the Tuscarora Nation of New York were inquiring about their land. Information and statements made by various parties in this book may shed light on this issue. Any person affiliated with or researching the Tuscarora Nation will want to add this valuable resource to their library. Subsequent chapters contain Indian records from the General Assembly Sessions of the State of North Carolina, Indian related papers from the Governor's office, and laws relating to the Indians of North Carolina.
The General Assembly Sessions Records are comprised of a vast collection of manuscripts bulging with a wealth of historical documents. Many original documents in this collection are torn, faded, or unreadable, but they show quite clearly the plight of Native Americans at that time. A full name plus subject index enhances this excellent reference work.
William L. Byrd III
2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 332 pp.