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Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History

[This press release comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Department of Cultural Resources.]

Cover of Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History - now available from the Historical Publications Section

Cover of Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History – now available from the Historical Publications Section

Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History, edited by Dennis L. Isenbarger, is now available. This landmark work chronicles through primary sources the Native American experience in North Carolina from the earliest European explorations in the late sixteenth century through the last decades of the eighteenth century. Documents in the volume are drawn from journals and other personal accounts, the letters of both private citizens and government officials, land grants and deeds, court records, acts of the Assembly, correspondence and reports of government agencies involved in Indian affairs, records of the Executive Council, newspapers, governors’ papers, records of the Moravians, Church of England records, and the laws of North Carolina. General subjects presented through the sources are folkways, religion, trade, land (possession and dispossession), war, colonial interaction, and reservations.

Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History (paperbound. pp. xiii, 362, indexed) retails for $20.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax). Click here to order a copy through the online Historical Publications Shop.

Native Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History is the third volume in the Documentary Histories of Early North Carolina series. The two prior volumes are Society in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History (2000) and African Americans in Early North Carolina: A Documentary History (2005). To purchase all three titles in the Documentary Histories of Early North Carolina series, for $33.00 (plus shipping and NC sales tax), a 40% discount off the cost of purchasing all three books separately, click here.

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Archives Information Circulars

A new Archives Information Circular – Circular 18: War of 1812 Records in the North Carolina State Archives – is now available on the Services page of the State Archives website.

If you are unfamiliar with the Archives Information Circulars (or the AICs, as they are sometimes known), they are essays written by members of the Archives staff on a specific subject of research. They also serve as guides to the materials in our collections relating to that subject. Currently there are nineteen circulars available online that cover everything from: colonial records, marriage bonds in North Carolina, African-American resources, Tennessee records available in our collections, records relating to Native Americans, and materials that show North Carolina’s contributions to various war efforts.

The circulars are available in PDF format and are maintained by our Public Services Branch, the same unit that runs our Search Room and responds to requests for copies or research. Please visit the Services page for a complete list of Archives Information Circulars.