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

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

by David La Vere
     
 

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

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A fascinating window into the complex world of colonial America.—Journal of American Culture

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★ 10/01/2013
The Tuscarora War of 1711 to 1713 was a significant one that has drawn little scholarly attention. Through the perspectives of its combatants, La Vere (history, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington; Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut's Tomb) explores the origins of the war, the motives of its participants, and how it was fought. Before the war, North Carolinians were largely confined to the Atlantic seaboard. Constant depredations, including the enslavement of native children, led Bear River, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Machapunga, Tuscarora, and Weetock warriors to attack the colonists on September 22, 1711. After North Carolina, with assistance from Virginia and South Carolina, retaliated and emerged victorious in the ensuing conflict, the colony rapidly expanded westward to the Great Smoky Mountains. The Tuscarora splintered after North Carolina made Chief Tom Blount the Tuscarora puppet king. Some stayed in North Carolina, and others moved north to Iroquoia to become the sixth nation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Writing engagingly and accessibly, La Vere conveys a great amount of ethnohistorical detail to adult readers. VERDICT This important work fills a significant niche in the literature on Colonial America. Readers should also consider Anthony F.C. Wallace's superb Tuscarora: A History.—John R. Burch, Campbellsville Univ. Lib., KY

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ISBN-13:
9781469610900
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
903,793
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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David LaVere has given us a long-needed history of the Tuscarora War, one grounded in documentary evidence, constructed around the lives of major characters, and written in a style so engaging that it will appeal not just to scholars but to anyone interested in early American history.—Theda Perdue,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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