SNOW HILL, N.C. (AP) — Members of an Indian tribe driven from North Carolina 300 years ago have returned to Greene County to dedicate a monument to their ancestors.
WNCT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Y8noeX ) Saturday's dedication came as part of a three-day ceremony honoring the Tuscarora Nation.
The monument on state Highway 58 north of Snow Hill remembers a battle at Fort Nooherookuh where almost 1,000 members of the Tuscarora Nation were killed. Many of the surviving members migrated north to New York. The battle of the culmination of two years of battles between the nation and British colonists.
NC Tuscarora Nation Chief Leon Locklear says he is glad that his ancestors have finally been recognized.
Information from: WNCT-TV, http://www.wnct.com
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