The Tuscarora migration in 1713 and 2013
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The focus of this study is the development of the 2013 Tuscarora Migration Project, a three-hundred mile backpacking trip from the Tuscarora’s precontact territory in North Carolina all the way to their home in New York. Tuscarora history has often been expressed in terms of defeat and cultural decline. To the contrary, the 2013 Migration Project not only serves to celebrate the Tuscarora’s survival, but it also has the potential to decolonize Tuscarora history in a way that affirms the present and the future of the community. My study considers how the Migration Project is both an agent and reflection of revitalization for the Tuscarora Nation. My objective is to contribute to the community’s ongoing historical research with an extensive annotated bibliography of primary sources, while also documenting the prevailing attitudes and opinions about life in a Nation undergoing change.