Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hyde County Indians, 1850

MOST INDIANS in eastern North Carolina in the 19th century were designated as anything other than Native American. Typically “mulatto,” sometimes black, on occasion white, their Indian identity was, with few exceptions, obscured by census takers. Somebody in the Currituck township of … Continue reading

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Kinship

THE MODERN IDEA of a Native American tribe has at its core the concept of common descent from a historical group. This is in part shaped by US Bureau of Indian Affairs preconditions for federal acknowledgement. Modern Native American groups … Continue reading

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Origins of Native Collins Families in Virginia and the Carolinas

  AFTER YEARS OF RESEARCH I can probably get to the root (with some speculation) about the various origins of Native American Collins families in Virginia, North Carolina, and elsewhere. To start, the surname Collins is considered to be a Native … Continue reading

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