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ECU, Tuscarora Nation dedicate monument, commemorate anniversary

March 25, 2013

ECU News Services

Crowds gathered in a Greene County field March 23 to observe the official dedication of a monument commemorating the deadly 1713 battle between colonists and the Tuscarora Nation at Fort Nooherooka. The dedication was among several days of events held at the site and on the ECU campus in commemoration. The monument was created by ECU sculpture professor Hanna Jubran.

During a three-day symoposium prior to the dedication, members of the Tuscarora delegation shared details about their ancestors and their lives before the battle drove the Tuscarora Nation out of North Carolina. Following the ceremony, members of the delegation planned to hike, bike and canoe the more than 600 miles back to New York with fellow Tuscarora joining them for segments along the way.

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Video and photos by Cliff Hollis.