Society of Colonial Wars

in the State of Ohio

Ohio Society of Colonial Wars
:: Colonial Wars

Sept. 22, 1711 - Feb. 11, 1713

   ||    Tuscarora War   ||    British, Dutch, and German Settlers vs. Tuscarora Natives and Native allies

The Tuscarora lived in peace with the European settlers who arrived in North Carolina for over 50 years at a time when nearly every other colony in America was actively involved in some form of conflict with the American Indians. However, the settlers increasingly encroached on Tuscarora land, raided villages to take slaves, and introduced epidemic diseases.

This war was fought in North Carolina between the British, Dutch, and German settlers and the Tuscarora Native Americans. The Europeans enlisted the Yamasee and Cherokee as Native allies against the Tuscarora, who had amassed several allies themselves. This was considered the bloodiest colonial war in North Carolina. Defeated, the Tuscarora signed a treaty with colonial officials in 1718 and settled on a reserved tract of land in what became Bertie County.

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