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Shakori Tribe

The Shakori Indians were a small tribe of North Carolina, allies of the Catawba Indians. Their language was never recorded, but may have been a Siouan language similar to Catawba. The Shakoris no longer exist as a distinct tribe. They merged together with their Catawba neighbors in the 18th century. Most Shakori descendants still live among the Catawbas today, although like other Carolina Siouan groups, there are probably people of Shakori descent among the Lumbee tribe.

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Shakori Language Links

Shoccoree-Eno Language Tree:
    Theories about Shakori language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Shakori Culture and History Links

Shakori Tribe History:
    Article on the Shakori tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Carolina Indians: Shakori:
    Information about the historical Shakori tribe of North Carolina.
NC-Pedia: Shakori Indians:
    Information about the Shakori presence in North Carolina.
North Carolina Map:
    Tribal map showing the location of the Shakori and other North Carolina peoples.
Shakori People:
    Wikipedia article on the Shakori Indians.
Four Directions: Shakori:
    Timeline and links about Sissipahaw and Shakori history.

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The Siouan Tribes of the East:
    Book on the history of the Southeast Siouan tribes, including a chapter on the Eno and Shoccoree tribes.
Down Along the Haw: The History of a North Carolina River:
    Interesting history of the Haw River, beginning with the Sissipahaw and Shakori people who first inhabited its banks.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Tribus Siouan de Carolina:
Information about the Shakoris and other Carolina Siouan tribes in Spanish.

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