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The Tuscarora WarIndians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies$
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David La Vere

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469610900

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469610917_LaVere

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Christopher de Graffenried

Christopher de Graffenried

The Dreamer

(p.18) Chapter One Christopher de Graffenried
The Tuscarora War

David La Vere

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on Christopher de Graffenried, who seemed like the kind of person more worldly men often looked on as an easy mark. He was also snobbish, condescending, given to complaint, and said little good about anyone. Yet he was also brave, resolute, and possessed a keen sense of personal honor that he refused to compromise—all hallmarks of dreamers. De Graffenried also dreamed big. For a man who disliked people on an individual basis, he wanted to save the world, or at least a little part of it in North America. If he could right his family fortunes while doing so, then all the better. De Graffenried would soon learn, however, how easily dreams could drown in eastern North Carolina.

Keywords:   Christopher de Graffenried, dreamers, personal honor, hallmarks of dreamers, North Carolina

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