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The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies

David La Vere


At dawn on September 22, 1711, more than 500 Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, and Bear River Indian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting European settlers living along the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers of North Carolina. Over the following days, they destroyed hundreds of farms, killed at least 140 men, women, and children, and took about 40 captives. So began the Tuscarora War, North Carolina's bloodiest colonial war and surely one of its most brutal. This account examines the war through the lens of key players in the conflict, reveals the events that led to it, and traces ... More

Keywords: Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, Bear River, Indian warriors, European settlers, North Carolina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469610900
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469610917_LaVere


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David La Vere, author