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Hatteras Tribe

The Hatteras Indians were a small Algonquian tribe of North Carolina, speakers of a Carolina Algonquian dialect. The Hatteras no longer exist as a distinct tribe. After colonization the Hatteras people merged together with other North Carolina Algonquian and Siouan tribes (and, according to some legends, with the survivors of the Roanoke colony.) Most Hatteras descendants live among the Lumbee Indians today. Other people of Hatteras descent live in different communities in North Carolina and Virginia.

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Hatteras Language Links

Carolina Algonquian Language:
    Our resources about the Carolina Algonquian language (including Hatteras.)

Hatteras Culture and History Links

Algonquian Indians of North Carolina:
    Homepage of a Native American heritage organization promoting Roanoke-Hatteras and Mattamuskeet culture.
Hatteras Tribe History:
    Article on the Hatteras tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Carolina Native Americans: The Hatteras Indians:
    Article about the history of the Hatteras tribe.
The Early Peoples of North Carolina:
    Information about the Hatteras and four other North Carolina tribes, with a tribal map.
Hatteras:
    Wikipedia article on the Hatteras Indians.
Four Directions: Hatteras:
    Timeline and links about Hatteras history.

Books for sale on the Hatteras Indians

The Only Land I Know: A History of the Lumbee Indians:
    Interesting history of the Hatteras and other Carolina Algonquian and Siouan peoples, by a Native author.
The Head in Edward Nugent's Hand: Roanoke's Forgotten Indians:
    Good history book about the effects of colonization on the Hatteras and other Carolina Algonquians.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Hatteras Tribe:
Hatteras links page.
Los Algonquinos de Carolina del Norte:
Information about the Hatteras and their language in Spanish.



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