In the "Scolding Houses": Indians and the Law in Eastern North Carolina, 1684-1760

LeMaster, Michelle
April 2006
North Carolina Historical Review;Apr2006, Vol. 83 Issue 2, p193
Academic Journal
Attempts to fill in the gap relating to the history of coastal tribes after the Tuscarora War, presenting a case study of the recourse to the colonial government and to colonial legal systems by coastal tribes from the first instance of such appeals in the record until 1760. Pressure faced by the Tuscarora on their holdings from aggressive white settlers; Discussion on the delineated status of tributary tribes under English law; Illustration of the formal structure of the contact between Indians and colonial officials.


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