Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Tuscarora War

In 1710 John Lawson, Surveyor-General of North Carolina, parceled off 18,000 acres of land at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers to Baron Christoph Von Graffenreid for a Palentine colony in the New World. This caused Tuscarora to unite the coastal tribes and prepare for war. When Lawson took the baron up the Neuse River, the Tuscarora's surrounded them and killed over 200 settlers.

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