Biographies of American Indians

Biographies of American Indians
Attakullakulla
by Corkran, D. H. Attakullakulla, a Cherokee warrior and statesman—known to the English as The Little Carpenter, because his name meant "wood leaning up" and therefore suggested house-building—became the most [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blunt (or Blount), Tom
by Johnson, F. Roy. Tom Blunt (or Blount), a head chief and king of the North Carolina Tuscarora Indians, of obscure parentage, lived in the Upper Towns. During his time these numbered seven and formed one of three [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Alexander
by III, James H. O'Donnell. Alexander Cameron, British Indian agent, was born in Scotland during the early eighteenth century and emigrated to the Southern colonies with a number of his countrymen in the 1730s and 1740s. It is [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crowell, John
by Copeland, J. Isaac. John Crowell, Indian agent, territorial delegate, and congressman, was born in Halifax County. His father, Edward, had left New Jersey to settle in North Carolina, where he married a Miss Rabun, an [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Epps, Lois: Zan Epps' Daughter
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Lois Epps Jones in High Plains, an Indian community north of Roxboro, in Person County. Her great-grandfather found refuge in High Plains during the Cherokee Removal. Now she is one of the [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
George, Charles
by Agan, Kelly. Charles George, member of the Cherokee Tribe and Korean War hero, was born on August 23, 1932 within the Qualla Boundary of North Carolina. Given the named “Tsali”, translated as Charles or Charlie, [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Hagler (Arataswa or Oroloswa)
by Cashion, Jerry C. Arataswa or Oroloswa Hagler, king or head man of the Catawbas (ca. 1749–63), lived and died in the region that was in bitter dispute between the two Carolinas. Upon the murder of The Young Warrior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hubbard, Jeremiah
by Newlin, Algie I. Jeremiah Hubbard, educator and Quaker leader, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Joseph and Ann Crews Hubbard. He was the grandson of Hardiman Crews and his Indian wife, whose name has [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacobs, Priscilla Freeman (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Lerch, Patricia B., Jacobs, Priscilla Freeman. Priscilla Freeman Jacobs Related Entries: American Indian Education Longtime Chief of the Waccamaw-Siouan by Dr. Patricia B. Lerch, in collaboration with Priscilla Freeman Jacobs Reprinted [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Junaluska
by McKinney, Gordon B. Junaluska, Cherokee warrior and hero of Andrew Jackson's victory over the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend in 1814, was born near the head of the Little Tennessee River in either Macon County, N.C., or Rabun [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long Lance, Buffalo Child
by Smith, Donald B. Long Lance, Buffalo Child by Donald B. Smith, 1991 1 Dec. 1890–20 Mar. 1932 Buffalo Child Long Lance, author and actor, was one of the best-known North American Indians of the late 1920s. In [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowry, Henry Berry
by Evans, William Mckee. Lowry, Henry Berry by William Mckee Evans, 1991 ca. 1846–72? See also:  Henry Berry Lowry, By Jefferson Currie, in the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowry, Henry Berry (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Currie, Jefferson. On a hot June day in 1999, a young Lumbee Indian man, Randall Oxendine, stood on the banks of the old millpond at Bear Swamp and yelled, “I’m gonna get you, Henry Berry!”  Gabrial Cummings [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Manteo
by Quinn, David B. Manteo, leading Carolina Algonquian Indian, was a member of the ruling family of the Croatoan subtribe of the coastal Algonquian group. His mother (or adopted mother) appears to have been the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McMillan, Hamilton
by Stacy, Robin Purser. Hamilton McMillan, lawyer and author, described as "a full-blooded Scotchman," was born in Cumberland County near Fayetteville, the only child of William and Ann Patterson McMillan. His earliest [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Menatonon
by Johnson, F. Roy. Menatonon, king of the Chowanoc Indians, was old and infirm in his limbs when Governor Ralph Lane explored the Chowan River in the spring of 1586. Both the English and the Indians regarded him as the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pemisapan (Wingina)
by Johnson, F. Roy. Pemisapan (Wingina), was king, or head man, of the Algonquian (or Algonkin)-speaking Indians on Roanoke Island and the opposite mainland when Sir Walter Raleigh was seeking to establish an English [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robbins, Parker David
by Powell, William S. Parker David Robbins, soldier, legislator, and inventor, was born in Bertie County, the son of John A. Robbins; his mother's name is unknown. A mulatto with Chowan Indian ancestors, Robbins was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ross, John
by Powell, William S. John Ross, friend and leader of the Cherokee Indians, was born in Cherokee country near Lookout Mountain in an area that was relinquished by North Carolina to the federal government in the same year. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saunooke, Osley Bird
by Conway, Robert O. Saunooke, Osley Bird by Robert O. Conway, 1994 19 July 1906–15 April 1965 See also: Qualla [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sequoyah
by Folmsbee, Stanley J. Sequoyah by Stanley J. Folmsbee 1770?-August 1843 Sequoyah, inventor of Cherokee syllabary, was born in the Indian town of Taskigi, Tenn., then western North Carolina. His father probably was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shinn, Terry: High Rock
by Cecelski, David S. One night last summer, Terry Shinn visited my family's campsite next to the French Broad River, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tall, soft-spoken stranger lived just up a short path, in the faded [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Smith, Nimrod Jarrett
by Perdue, Theda. Nimrod Jarrett Smith, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from 1880 to 1891, was born near Murphy. His mother was Cherokee and his father was a white man who acted as translator [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Nimrod Jarrett
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Nimrod Jarrett Smith 1837 - 1893 by Ansley Wegner Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Stoga, John Astooga
by Powell, William S. Stoga, John Astooga by William S. Powell, 1994 d. 15 Sept. 1862 John Astooga Stoga, popular Cherokee [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stuart, John
by III, James H. O'Donnell. John Stuart, Indian agent, was born in Iverness, Scotland. He went to sea as a young man and then sailed for America in 1748. Like other Scots of the same period, Stuart sought economic opportunity [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swimmer
by Powell, William S. Swimmer by William S. Powell ca. 1835–March 1899 Swimmer, Cherokee traditionalist and storyteller, was born in the Cherokee country of southwestern North Carolina. His Cherokee name, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomas, William Holland
by McKinney, Gordon B. William Holland Thomas, white chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, legislator, and Confederate officer, was born in rural Haywood County shortly after the death of his father, Richard [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorpe, James Francis
by Reising, R. W. Thorpe, James Francis by R. W. Reising, 1996 28 May 1888–28 Mar. 1953 See also: Jim Thorpe and Babe Ruth James Francis Thorpe, perhaps the greatest performer in the history of sport, spent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Usteneka
by Trotman, Mary Nelle. Usteneka, Cherokee leader, is referred to in some sources as Ostenaco, Autositty, Ustonekka, Outacite, Outacity, and Judd's Friend. There seems to be no substantial agreement among sources as to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wanchese
by Quinn, David B. Wanchese, (name from bird-gens), was an Algonquian Indian of the Roanoke tribe living on or near the present Roanoke Island. He was taken to England in September 1584 by Arthur Barlowe, who had been [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ward, Nancy (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Wilson, Emily Herring. Children born to Cherokee parents in what is now North Carolina before the Cherokee had any contact with European settlers would have been a members of their mother’s clan. Property belonged to the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Yonaguska (or Drowning Bear)
by Perdue, Theda. Yonaguska (or Drowning Bear), was head chief of the Cherokee middle towns in the crucial years from 1800 until his death. The exact date and place of his birth are unknown, but Charles Lanman, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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