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Indigenous Peoples of North Carolina: General Resources

Published Resources

Archival and Digital Resources

The Southern Oral History Program Interview Database is an invaluable resource for researching Native community, history, and culture in North Carolina. To begin, simply search the database for keywords such as a tribe or a personal name. The collection can also be searched by ethnicity.

Search results for interviewees indicated to be Native North Carolinians (Cherokee Coharie Haliwa-Saponi Lumbee Tuscarora)

Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-Chapel Hill

Search the North Carolina Archaeological Collection online

Collections to search via the Carolina Digital Repository


Search results for Native American Bibliography Series


Tips for Further Research

In the UNC Libraries online catalog, most materials on Native Carolinians are listed under the following subject headings:

There are additional, more specific subject headings that may also be useful for researchers. The following are just a few examples: