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Friday, July 14, 2017

Wipe out of the Tuscarora Indians in North Carolina #northcarolinapioneers #genealogy

Tuscarora Indians Wiped Out
By Jeannette Holland Austin Profile

The Tuscarora tribe erected a stronghold called "Fort Neoheroka" during their war of 1711 to 1715 near present-day Snowhill North Carolina. In March of 1713 it was besieged by a colonial army from South Carolina who were under the command of Colonel James Moore primarily comprised of other Indian tribes, the Yamasee, Apalachee, Catawba, Cherokee and others. It lasted for more than three weeks and hundreds of men, women and children were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the fort.Tuscarora Indians


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