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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, and words from the 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:
There is one federally recognized Indian tribe in North Carolina today:
Here are the addresses of North Carolina's Indian reservations:
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
Teaching and learning activities about North Carolina Native Americans:
Feel free to print these out for classroom use!
North Carolina Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of North Carolina's Indian tribes.
North Carolina Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several languages native to North Carolina.
North Carolina Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of North Carolina animals.
Writing Your Name In Cherokee: Directions for using the Cherokee writing system to spell English names.
North Carolina Indian Facts for Kids:
Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of North Carolina.
We currently have pages for the Cherokee,
Recommended books about North Carolina Native Americans
(Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links)
North Carolina Indians: Introducing North Carolina's Native American history and culture to kids.
Native Carolinians: The Indians of North Carolina: A more in-depth book about American Indians in North Carolina.
Keeping the Circle: American Indian Identity in Eastern North Carolina: Book on the culture of contemporary North Carolina Indians.
Native Americans in the Carolina Borderlands: Interesting ethnography of the Carolina Siouan tribes.
The Only Land I Know: Oral history from a Lumbee Indian author.
Time before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina: Book on prehistoric Indian tribes of North Carolina.
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in North Carolina state:
North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs: Online and printable resources from the North Carolina state government,
including a calendar of Native American events.
North Carolina American Indians: Essays on Native North Carolina history, culture, and art.
Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans: Legends and stories from the Cherokee, Lumbee, and Occaneechi Saponi tribes.
Coastal Carolina Indian Center: Organization working to preserve Powhatan, Tuscarora, and Croatoan culture and traditions.
Early History of North Carolina: Overview of North Carolina Native American history.
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020
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