Through Colonialism and Imperialism: The Struggle for Tuscarora Nationhood in Southeastern North Carolina

Abstract: (Excerpt from Introduction)

Robeson County, North Carolina is known by many as home to over 40,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and hte largest American Indian population east of the Mississippi River. However, most are unaware that a small but significant part of the area's larger Native population is identified as North Carolina Tuscaroras. With some local estimates placing their numbers between three and six thousand, the Tuscaroras in Robeson County have been and area presently confronted with discriminatory stereotypes as well as heavily entrenched racism. Many frequently have limited access to such basic necessities as healthcare, educational opportunities, standard housing, and adequate employment in an already economically depressed area.


Patrick Keith


Nancy Parezo





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