North Carolina is home to the largest population of Native Americans east of the Mississippi River. According to the 2000 US Census, 99,541 Native Americans call North Carolina home. Weaver Street Market encourages you to learn more about the histories and rich cultures of the eight North Carolina tribes by seeking out their stories – in their own words. We have provided some wonderful resources below to help you get started.
There are eight tribes in North Carolina: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Coharie, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the Meherrin, the Sappony, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation and the Waccamaw Siouan.
North Carolina Native American Museums and Virtual Learning:
UNC American Indian Center: https://americanindiancenter.unc.edu/resources/about-nc-native-communities/
Museum of the Cherokee Indian: https://mci.org/
Frisco Native American Museum: https://nativeamericanmuseum.org/
Museum of the Southeast American Indian: https://www.uncp.edu/resources/museum-southeast-american-indian
Oconaluftee Indian Village: https://www.cherokeehistorical.org/oconaluftee-indian-village/
Coharie Tribe History Page: http://coharietribe.org/history/
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina History and Culture Page: https://www.lumbeetribe.com/history-and-culture
Waccamaw Siouan History Page: https://waccamaw-siouan.org/history