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A Bibliography of Resources on the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in North Carolina

Prepared by the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Collection call numbers follow each citation.

Books, Theses, and Government Reports

Nowell, Jeremiah James, Jr. “Red, white and black: Race formation and the politics of American Indian recognition in North Carolina.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000. 313 pp. C378 UO2 2000 NOWELL

Price, Margo L. Native North Carolinians: Then and Now. Master's Thesis. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.
Contains three articles about the Eno-Occaneechi, including a brief history of the tribe, and a profile of John Blackfeather Jeffries. C378 UO2 1990 Price, M.L.

Ross, Thomas E. American Indians in North Carolina: Geographic Interpretations. Southern Pines, N.C.: Karo Hollow Press, 1999. See chapter eleven, “The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation,” pp. 199-210. C970.01 R826a


Journal Articles

Hazel, Forest. “Occaneechi-Saponi Descendants in the North Carolina Piedmont: The Texas Community.” Southern Indian Studies vol. 40 (October 1991). C970.01 S72

Newspaper Articles

“Indian Village May Have Been Found.” Durham Sun (Durham, N.C.), 21 September 1983. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 173.
On the “lost Indian village of Occaneechi” near Hillsborough. CR917 N87

Lauterer, Jock. “Anthropologist Digs Up Piedmont Indian History.” News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 5 August 1984. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 173-174. CR917 N87

“UNC Professor Claims Occaneechi Town Found.” Statesville Record and Landmark (Statesville, N.C.), 7 August 1984. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 175. CR917 N87

Williamson, David. “Lost Indian Town Found Near Hillsborough.” The Chapel Hill Newspaper (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 21 September 1983. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 175-176. CR917 N87

Welter, John. “True Tar Heels of Old Lost Their Culture But Left a Legacy.” News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 5 February 1985. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 176.
On an Occaneechi exhibit at the Orange County Museum. CR917 N87

“Banker Agrees to Buy Indian Site.” Durham Morning Sun (Durham, N.C.), 22 February 1986. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 177. CR917 N87

Silva, Frances. “Scientists Dig Up History at Eno River Indian Site.” News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 9 March 1986. North Carolina Collection Clipping File, 1976-1989, reel 10, p. 177-178. CR917 N87

Andrews, Cindi. "Native Americans Seek Tribe Recognition." News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), 24 February 1997. C071 G81

Rochman, Bonnie. "Occaneechi struggle for identity." News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 14 December 1998. C071 N55

Hall, Kerry. "Quest for Heritage. Occaneechi-Saponi Pursue a Government Stamp of Approval; The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation Wants to Be Recognized as an Official Tribe. But is Having Native American Blood Enough to Win State and Federal Recognition?" News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), 19 July 1998. C071 G81

Evans, Ben. “Occaneechis Lose Once Again / The State Attorney General's Office Lets the Indians' Tribal Status Ruling Stand.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 20 August 1999. C071 D96h1

Evans, Ben. “Occaneechi Appeal Ruling Denying Status.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 20 August 1999. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Occaneechi lose appeal of tribal-status denial.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 25 February 2000. C071 D96h1

“Occaneechi Band Appeals Decision on Tribal Status.” News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), 19 March 2000. C071 G81

Velliquette, Beth. “Indian Village in Search of a Few Friends / Occaneechi-Saponi Straining to Keep Up Site Maintenance.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 1 July 2000. C071 D96h1

Ferreri, Eric. “Native Americans Relive Their History / Occaneechi Living Village Day Reflects Life on the Eno River in 1701.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 5 November 2000. Editorial. C071 D96h1

Cook, Dave. “Occaneechi Village Stands Again in Hillsborough.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 11 December 2000. Editorial. C071 D96h1

Broili, Susan. “Cameras Roll in Indian Village / PBS ‘Mocumentary’ Filming at Occaneechi Puts a Humorous Spin on American History from the Native American Point of View.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 25 February 2001. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Indian Tribe Upbeat Over State Recognition Today / The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation Takes its Case to the State Court of Appeals Today.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 14 March 2001. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Occaneechi Take Bid for Tribe Status to Next Level / Tribe Tells Appellate Panel it has Met all the Criteria for Official Recognition from a State Commission.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 5 April 2001. C071 D96h1

Wheatley, Lois Carol. “Powwow Dancing Back Into Hillsborough / Native American Groups Will Come Together at the Occaneechi-Saponi Village Starting Friday.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 7 June 2001. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Tribe Wins Legal Round / Court of Appeals Reverses Ruling Against Occaneechi.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 22 August 2001. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Indian Group Says No to Tribe / Commission Doesn't Want Occaneechi Tribe Under its Umbrella, Files Petition with N.C. Supreme Court.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 29 September 2001. C071 D96h1

“Overdue Recognition / Occaneechi Should Win Tribal Status.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 4 October 2001. Editorial. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. "Occaneechi Claim Victory in Designation Effort / Appeals Court Ruling Favoring Tribe Status for the Indians Won't Get Review by State's High Court.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 31 November 2001. C071 D96h1

“Occaneechi Perseveres, Victorious.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 20 November 2001. Editorial. C071 D96h1

Blythe, Anne. “Occaneechi Indian Works to Preserve Tribe's History.” News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 29 December 2001. C071 N55

Velliquette, Beth. "Occaneechi Win Battle for State Tribal Status.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 9 February 2002. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth and Rob Shapard. “Racist Letter Saddens Occaneechi Leader.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 18 April 2002. C071 D96h1

“ Occaneechi Went Through Process for Recognition.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 24 April 2002. Editorial. C071 D96h1

Gronberg, Ray. “Powwow Brings out Occaneechi Pride / Possible Record Crowd After Long Battle to Win Recognition from N.C.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 9 June 2002. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Occaneechi to Get Seat on Commission.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 21 September, 2002. Occaneechi become members of the North Carolina State Commission on Indian Affairs. C071 D96h1

Velliquette, Beth. “Taking a Free Trip Back in Time / Visitors Can Learn How Life was for Native Americans.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 5 December 2002. C071 D96h1

Hayhurst, Brandee. “Tournament is 'Tee-Off for History' / Occaneechi Will Sponsor Fundraiser to Build Tribal Center.” Chapel Hill Herald (Chapel Hill, N.C.), 7 July 2003. C071 D96h1

 

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