The Coharie Indians 7531 N U.S. Hwy 421 Clinton, NC 28328 Phone: 910-564-6909 Fax: 910-564-2701 firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.coharietribe.org The Coharie Indian Tribe is located in the State of North Carolina in the counties of Harnett and Sampson. They descend from the aboriginal tribe of the Neusiok Indians. Historical movements, initiated by inter-tribal conflicts as well as White/Indian colonial hostilities, caused the Coharies to move to their present location between 1729 and 1746. Since then, they have lived continuously as an Indian Tribe. The contemporary Coharie community consists of four settlements (identified by the communities' Indian Church): Holly Grove, New Bethel, Shiloh, and Antioch.) The churches are the center of the Coharie Peoples' activities. It is through the churches that families interact, the elders are honored, and the social rules enforced. The Coharies’ sense of themselves is manifested most clearly through their religious activities. The Coharie Indian Tribe has been recognized by the state of North Carolina since 1971. The Coharie Intra-Tribal Council,
Eastern Band of Cherokee (Tsalagiyi Detsadanilvgi) PO Box 455 Cherokee, NC 28719 Phone: 828-497-2771 Fax: 828-497-7007 Email: email@example.com URL: www.nc-cherokee.com The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in the state of North Carolina. They are located in the western part of the state, directly adjacent to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. The EBCI is governed by a Principal Chief, a Vice-Chief, and twelve Tribal Council Members. Most tribal members live on the Qualla Boundary and five service county areas. The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians are the descendants of the Cherokee who, in the late 1830’s, remained in their homeland of western NC, rather than being forced to follow the “Trail of Tears” to Oklahoma. The descendants of those who were removed in the nineteenth century hold citizenship in The Cherokee Nation ( http://www. cherokee.org/ ) of Oklahoma. Inc. currently governs the tribe. It consists of a seven member Tribal Council
Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe Mailing Address: PO Box 99 Hollister, NC 27844
Physical Address: 39021 N.C. Hwy 561 Hollister, NC 27844 http://www.cherokee.org/ Phone: 252-586-4017 Fax: 252-586-3918 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.haliwa-saponi.com The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe consists of 3,800 enrolled tribal members and approximately 2,700 (73%) live in a very tight-knit tribal community on the Warren and Halifax County border in northeastern North Carolina. Over 1,898 tribal members reside in Halifax County (Brinkleyville Township), while over 887 live in Warren County (Fishing Creek Township). Others live in the adjoining counties of Nash and Franklin, and maintain strong ties to tribal members and family. Approximately 2500 people live in their immediate service area (Fishing Creek Township and Brinkleyville Township) and at least 5,000 people live within a ten-mile radius of our organization headquarters. The community is located 25 miles from the nearest major town (Louisburg, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount are all approximately 25-40 miles from our community).
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Mailing Address: PO Box 2709 Pembroke, NC 28372
Physical Address: 6984 NC Hwy 711 West Pembroke, NC 28372 Phone: 910-521-7861 Fax: 910-521-7790 Fax-Adm: 910-521-2278 Email: email@example.com URL: www.lumbeetribe.com The 55,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina reside primarily in Robeson, Hoke, Cumberland, and Scotland counties. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina, the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River and the ninth largest in the nation. The Lumbee take their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. Pembroke, North Carolina is the economic, cultural and political center of the tribe. The ancestors of the Lumbee were mainly Cheraw and related Siouan-speaking Indians who have lived in the area of what is now Robeson County since the 1700s. The Lumbee people have been recognized by the state of North Carolina since 1885, and at the same time established a separate school system that would benefit tribal members. In 1887, the state established the Croatan Normal Indian School, which is today The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 1956 a bill was passed by the United States Congress which recognized the Lumbee as Indian, but denied the tribe full status as a federally recognized Indian tribe. Federal recognition for the tribe is currently being sought through federal legislation
Meherrin Indian Tribe PO Box 508 Winton, NC 2798 Phone: 252-398-3321 Fax: 252-396-0334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.meherrintribe.com The Meherrin Indians reside in a number of small communities in Hereford, Bertie, Gates, and North Hampton counties. They are the only Native Americans in the state who near their original reservation. The Treaty of 1726 granted the Meherrins reservation lands at the mouth of the Meherrin River, known today as Parkers Ferry near Winton. Although the Meherrins did not retain their reservation, they still live within a ten-to- fifteen mile radius of the former reservation. The Meherrin Indians are of the same linguistic stock as the Cherokee, Tuscarora, and other tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy of New York and Canada. In their own language, the tribal name “Meherrin” means “people of the muddy water.” The Meherrin Indian Tribe was reorganized in 1977 and is governed by a seven-member Tribal Council and Chief. Both are elected by enrolled members.
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation PO Box 356 Mebane, NC 27302 Phone: 336-227-4594 Email: email@example.com URL: www.obsn.org The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation—OBSN for short—is a small Indian community located primarily in the old settlement of Little Texas, Pleasant Grove Township, Alamance County, North Carolina. The OBSN community is a lineal descendant of the Saponi and related Indians who occupied the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia in pre- contact times, including the Occaneechi and Tutelo. The OBSN, located primarily in Alamance and Orange counties is the smallest of the North Carolina tribes. The tribe received state recognition in February, 2002
Sappony (Indians of Person County) 4218 Virgilina Rd Virgilina, VA 24598 PO Box 3265 Roxboro, NC 27574 Phone: 434-585-3352 Fax: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.sappony.org The Sappony tribe straddles the border of North Carolina and Virginia in Person County, NC and Halifax County, VA. They have lived in the same area, known as the High Plains Indian Community for over 250 years. North Carolina recognized the tribe as The Indians of Person County in 1911. The Sappony have about 850 enrolled members who all descend from the seven main families or clans. One person from each of the seven families serves as a representative on the Tribal Council. The seven feathers found on the tribal insignia represent the seven families of the Sappony. An elected Tribal Chair and Tribal Chief lead the Council and an executive director carries out the directives and goals of the Council along with the Tribal treasurer and secretary.
Physical Address: 7275 Old Lake Rd Bolton, NC 28423 Phone: 910-655-8778 Fax: 910-655-8779 Email: email@example.com URL: www.waccamaw-siouan.com Located predominantly in the southeastern North Carolina counties of Bladen and Columbus, in the communities of St. James, Buckhead, and Council, the Waccamaw Siouan tribal homeland is situated on the edge of Green Swamp about 37 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina, seven miles from Lake Waccamaw, and four miles north of Bolton, North Carolina. According to the Waccamaw Siouan Indians, thousands of years ago, an immense meteor appeared in the night sky toward the southwest. Flaming to a brilliance of innumerable suns as it hurtled earthward, the meteor finally struck, burning itself deep within the earth. The waters of the surrounding swamps and rivers flowed into the crater and cooled it, creating Lake Waccamaw, a gem blue, verdant green lake.They are the “People of the Falling Star.” ￼
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