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Neil Patterson and Dean Allan White view a map of the fort during a visit by members of theГЉTuscarora tribe to ECU archives.
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Neil Patterson and Dean Allan White view a map of the fort during a visit by members of theГЉTuscarora tribe to ECU archives.

Ceremonies remember battle

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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A three-day series of events commemorating a battle that is considered a turning point in North Carolina history begins at East Carolina University today.

The Nooherooka 300 event marks the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Nooherooka, where English settlers, with the help of Indian allies, eliminated most of the Tuscarora Indians who lived in eastern North Carolina at the time.


The site of Fort Nooherooka, about 30 miles from the ECU campus near Snow Hill in Greene County, was the subject of an archeological excavation by the university’s anthropology department between 1990 and 2001.

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