Among the most important historical sources for understanding important events–especially those that happened in the colonial and pre-Revolutionary era of American history–are maps. From the first years of the European exploration of the North and South American continents, a growing band of cartographers began charting the lands they found, the natural features of those land–rivers and promontories–, and the peoples who inhabited those lands. We thus have a rich store of maps that enable historians to examine the North Carolina region during the years preceding and following the Tuscarora War.
As a part of the Nooherooka 300 commemoration, East Carolina University located many maps either unknown or unseen previously, secured scans of the pertinent maps, and presented an exhibition of careful reproductions of each of those maps. The maps were printed on sturdy styrene materials both for the exhibit and to form a permanent research file in the North Carolina Collection of ECU’s Joyner Library. A complete set of reproduction maps was presented to the Tuscarora Nation by the university.
Since many of these maps are owned by other institutions and were used by the permission of those institutions, their owners are indicated on this site and are presented here with a watermark. Nevertheless, we are also including here in a pdf format the pages from the Neyuheruke 300 Commemorative Book that was published by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Science in connection with the commemoration.
Slide Show of Maps (with watermarks, if used by permission)
“Mapping the Tuscarora War: A brief catalogue of maps collected and exhibited at Joyner Library, East Carolina University for the Neyuheruke 300 Commemoration, March-April 2013,” by Larry E. Tise [pdf from Neyuheruke 300: Commemorative Book, 21-23 March 2013 (Greenville, NC: Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Science, 2013), pp. 1-17].