Aborigine Hemp Gatherers
Divide and conquer …
1710: The Tuscarora inhabited parts of the colonies of North Carolina and Virginia. They sent emissaries to Pennsylvania seeking peace. Petitioned complaints included: inability to fetch food and water, safety for their families, and the constant fear of being sold into slavery.
1711: War begins when hostile Tuscarora (allied with the Coree) kill about 70 colonists in North Carolina, wound many others, and destroy property.
1712: The English governor of New York, in writing to his superior, the Lords of Trade, worried that the Tuscarora War was likely to embroil all the colonies. He expressed concern about the French inciting the Five Nations to fulfill their threat to join the Tuscarora.
1714: The leaders of the Five Nations inform the English governor of New York that the Tuscarora have come to shelter themselves with the Five Nations. The aborigine leaders tell the King’s governor that the Tuscarora: “were of us and went from us long ago, and now are returned and promise to live peaceably among us.”
1715: Seventy of the hostile Tuscarora go to the colony of South Carolina to assist against another aborigine people, the Yamasee. Later these Tuscarora asked and received permission to settle their families in South Carolina.
The historic Tuscarora Nation acknowledges three tribes: one of them, the Skarun’ren’, are the Hemp Gatherers.
*Next Heal Union: 29 May and the 150th of Robert E. Lee’s indictment by a federal court for treason: he writes to Grant.
Posted by Bryan W. Brickner