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Native American Tribes of North Carolina
Welcome to our North Carolina State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each North Carolina tribe, or scroll below the map for North Carolina Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of North Carolina. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in North Carolina
The original inhabitants of the area that is now North Carolina included:
Here are the addresses of North Carolina's Indian reservations There is one federally recognized Indian tribe in North Carolina today: :
Other Indian tribes, bands and communities remaining in North Carolina today include: Coharie Intra-Tribal Council:
Route 3, Box 340-E
Clinton, NC 28328
PO Box 99
Hollister, NC 27844
PO Box 68
Pembroke, NC 28372
Meherrin Indian Tribe:
PO Box 508
Winton, NC 27986
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation:
PO Box 356
Mebane, NC 27302
Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe of North Carolina:
PO Box 221
Bolton, NC 28423
Feel free to print these out for classroom use!
Teaching and learning activities about North Carolina Native Americans:
Printable puzzle hiding the names of North Carolina's Indian tribes.
North Carolina Tribes Word Search:
Learn to say "hello" in several languages native to North Carolina.
North Carolina Language Greetings:
Learn the Native American names of North Carolina animals.
North Carolina Native Animals:
Directions for using the Cherokee writing system to spell English names.
Write Your Name In Cherokee:
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of North Carolina.
North Carolina Indian Facts for Kids:
We currently have pages for the Cherokee,
Recommended books about North Carolina Native Americans: Introducing North Carolina's Native American history and culture to kids.
North Carolina Indians:
A more in-depth book about American Indians in North Carolina.
Native Carolinians: The Indians of North Carolina:
Book on the culture of contemporary North Carolina Indians.
Keeping the Circle: American Indian Identity in Eastern North Carolina:
Interesting ethnography of the Carolina Siouan tribes.
Native Americans in the Carolina Borderlands:
Oral history from a Lumbee Indian author.
The Only Land I Know:
Book on prehistoric Indian tribes of North Carolina.
Time before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina:
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in North Carolina state: Online and printable resources from the North Carolina state government, North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs:
including a calendar of Native American events.
Essays on Native North Carolina history, culture, and art.
North Carolina American Indians:
Legends and stories from the Cherokee, Lumbee, and Occaneechi Saponi tribes.
Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans:
Organization working to preserve Coastal Carolina Indian Center: Powhatan, Tuscarora, and Croatoan culture and traditions.
Overview of North Carolina Native American history.
Early History of North Carolina:
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