We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

Tuscarora War

The whole doc is available only for registered users
  • Pages: 2
  • Word count: 329
  • Category: War

A limited time offer! Get a custom sample essay written according to your requirements urgent 3h delivery guaranteed

Order Now

The war of the North Carolina, or the Tuscarora War, was fought during the period of September 1711 until February 1715, upon the battlefield standing the posts of Southern Tuscarora, a Native American Indian tribe against the British colony. (Global Security, 2009)

            The Northern and Southern Tuscarora, led by Chief Tom Blunt and Chief Hancock respectively, was initially adjusting well to the foreigner settlers in their native land; however, the increasing European population soon worried them, along with their speed of conquering the land, pushing them towards slavery, unfair trade and the new diseases, which they brought with themselves. Thus, Chief Hancock decided that the only solution to stop this magnitude of invasion was through invading a war against them, whereas the Northern side did not join him in. (NCH, 2009)

            The first attack was launched on 22 September 1711, which targeted a white settlement killing hundreds of them. However, Governor Edward Hyde of North Carolina, aided by Tom Blunt of the northern Tuscarora, attacked the forts of the south in 1712, first capturing Fort Narhantes followed by  Fort Neoheroka in 1713, which resulted with the slaughter of Chief Hancock. Where thousands were killed, many of the survivors were taken in as slaves; some migrated to New York, while the rest signed a peace treaty with the Europeans, which assigned them their due land. (Shamlin, 2002). It is believed that the Tuscarora war turned out to bet the greatest defeat faced by the Indians in their own homeland as dictated by history of America, as the tribes men themselves were divided due to political disagreement and did not have a unified goal to fight for.

Works Cited

            Global Security. Tuscarora War. Global Security.org, 2009. Retrieved on July 9, 2009 from http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/tuscarora.htm

            Shamlin, Jim. “The Tuscarora War.” North Carolina Literary Review, 2002.

            NCH. The Tuscarora War, 1711-1715. Retrieved on July 08, 2009: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bath/tuscarora.htm

Related Topics

We can write a custom essay

According to Your Specific Requirements

Order an essay
Materials Daily
100,000+ Subjects
2000+ Topics
Free Plagiarism
All Materials
are Cataloged Well

Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. If you need this or any other sample, we can send it to you via email.

By clicking "SEND", you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails.
Sorry, but only registered users have full access

How about getting this access

Your Answer Is Very Helpful For Us
Thank You A Lot!


Emma Taylor


Hi there!
Would you like to get such a paper?
How about getting a customized one?

Can't find What you were Looking for?

Get access to our huge, continuously updated knowledge base

The next update will be in:
14 : 59 : 59