Indian Woods Tercentenary, 2017

David Stone-Peter Brown Map 1808

Indian Woods in Bertie County–detail from David Stone-Peter Brown Map of North Carolina, 1808 (courtesy of Library of Congress)

Three Hundred Years of Indian Woods, 1717-2017: North Carolina’s Tuscarora Reservation Tercentenary Conference

October 7-9, 2017
Hope Plantation, Windsor, NC



The organizers of Neyuheruke 300 and Beyond ( working in collaboration with Hope Plantation, Windsor, N.C., invite proposals for presentations at a conference titled “Three Hundred Years of Indian Woods, 1717-2017” to be held at Hope Plantation 7-9 October 2017. The conference goal is to explore the history, archaeology, and cultural life of Indian Woods reservation from its creation by the colony of North Carolina in 1717 through 1804 when it was leased to the State of North Carolina; including and documented memories of the reservation until the 20th and 21st centuries. Proposals must be based on historical documents (maps, records, deeds, letters) from the period and/or subsequent forms of scholarly research.

Proposals should be submitted not later than 15 June 2017 to All proposals must include a description of the proposed presentation of not more than 250 words including a listing of documents/objects to be used in the presentation; a brief biography of the presenter or presenters not to exceed 100 words. Proposed presenters may be scholars and independent researchers. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of knowledgeable individuals as they are received and notifications sent promptly to their authors. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Larry E. Tise at the email address listed above. Updates will appear on the website. The sponsors regret that they can provide neither honoraria nor expenses for presenters to attend, although registration fees will be waived for scheduled presenters.