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Meherrin Tribe

The Meherrin Indians were an Iroquian tribe of North Carolina, relatives of the Tuscaroras. Their language was never well recorded, but was clearly similar to Tuscarora. Many Meherrin people merged into the Tuscarora tribe in the 1800's, where their descendants live today; other Meherrin people remain in tribal communities on their original lands in North Carolina.

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Meherrin Language Links

Meherrin Language Tree:
    Theories about Meherrin language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Meherrin Culture and History Links

Meherrin Nation:
    Homepage of the state-recognized Meherrin tribe of North Carolina.
Meherrin-Chowanoke Tribe:
    Homepage of a North Carolina community of Chowanoke and Meherrin descendents.
Meherrin Tribe History:
    Article on the Meherrin tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
About the Meherrin:
    Meherrin tribal history.
NC-Pedia: Meherrin Indians:
    Information about the Meherrin presence in North Carolina.
    Wikipedia article on the Meherrin Indians.
Four Directions: Meherrin:
    Timeline and links about Meherrin history.

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The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies:
    Book on the history of the Tuscaroras, Meherrins and other Iroquoian tribes of the Carolinas.
American Indians in North Carolina:
    Book on the history and culture of North Carolina tribes, including a chapter on the Meherrin.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Meherrin Tribe:
Meherrin links page.
Los Meherrin:
Information about the Meherrins and their language in Spanish.

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