Geography and the Tuscarora War, 1711-1715
Thursday, August 7
Join Dr. LaVere, professor in the History Department at UNC Wilmington, for a booksigning and lecture about the Tuscarora War with an emphasis on the importance of North Carolina's geography in the war.
About the book
At dawn on September 22, 1711, over five hundred Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, and Bear River Indian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting settlers living along Neuse and Pamlico Rivers of North Carolina. Over the next few days, they destroyed hundreds of farms and plantations and killed at least 140 men, women, children, slaves, and took about forty captives. And so began the Tuscarora War, North Carolina’s bloodiest colonial war and surely one of the most brutal. In a way, the North Carolina geography caused the war, drew it out, helped and hurt both Indian and colonist, and finally helped end it.
Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended.
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