Historic Meherrin By Name
Meherrin Veterans Memorial
Honoring the Military Service of our Warriors
William and Mary Indian School
Thomas Busby, serving as interpreter from 1677-1691.
Tomas (Tom) Blunt, serving as interpreter from 1691 to 1703.
Thomas Wynne and his brother Joshua Wynne, serving as interpreters from 1703-1705.
James Adams, serving as interpreter in 1704.
Henry Briggs, serving as interpreter from 1705-1726.
Doctrine of Discovery
The Doctrine of Discovery, May 4th, 1493
British Treaty-Making to U.S. Treaty-Making
The Doctrine of Discovery and its Enduring Impact on Indigenous Peoples.
1677 Treaty Between Virginia and the Indians (Treaty of Middle Plantation).
1680 Addendum to the 1677 Treaty Between Virginia and the Indians (Treaty of Middle Plantation).
1720 Treaty. Meherrin Indians make peace with the Connestogo, Ganowass and Showanoe Indians.
1708 A Proclamation prohibiting trade with the Meherrin, Tuscarora and Nottoway.
2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day in North Carolina
2020 A Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
2022 Indigenous People Day in North Carolina
2022 American Indian Heritage Month in North Carolina
1661 Act To regulate the entrance of Indians into the settlements.
1669 An Act for destroying Wolves
1715 Act prohibiting Strangers Trading with the Indians
1715 An Act for refraining the Indians from molesting or injuring the Inhabitants of this Government, and for securing the Indians the Right and Property of their own Lands.
1729 Act for the More Quiet Settling the Bounds of the Meherrin Indian Lands.
1741 An Act Concerning Marriages.
1768 An Act for dividing this Province into Six several Districts, and for establishing a Superior Court of Justice in each of the said Districts, and regulating the Proceedings therein; and for providing adequate Salaries for the Chief Justice, and the Associate Justices of the said Superior Courts.
1773 A Complete Revisal of all the Acts of Assembly of the Province of North Carolina now inforce and use.
1777 An Act to enforce such parts of the Statute of Common Laws.
1790 An Act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes.
1830 An Act for the relief of such person as may suffer from destruction of the records of Hertford County, occasioned by the burning of the court house and clerk’s offices of said county.
1924 Racial Integrity Act (Virginia)
1924 The Indian Citizenship Act
1934 The Indian Reorganization Act
1978 The American Indian Religious Freedom Act
1990 The Indian Arts and Crafts Act
1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
1758 North Carolina Council passed a resolution to help enforce the rights of the Meherrin.
1776 Declaration of Independence
2007 The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
1986 North Carolina General Statutes § 71A-7.1
Meherrin Tribe of North Carolina receives State Recognition as a Tribe of Native Americans in North Carolina.
1778 House Bill for quieting and securing the Tuscarora Indians and others (Meherrin Indians) claiming under the Tuscaroras, in the possession of their lands.
April 6, 2017 House Bill 586
North Carolina Indian Hunting/Fishing Rights.