A new commission of Indian affairs ensures representation for North Carolina’s indigenous population. In politics, journalism, the arts, and more, the state’s original residents make strides and speak out.
Quiz: North Carolina Nations
Native Americans living in the mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain are artists, educators, leaders, storytellers, and so much more.
Photo Essay: Native North Carolina
Our eight state-recognized tribes each have their own stories and traditions, but they share an important bond, too: a love of this land that traces back to the first people who called it home.
Ramblin’ Man: The Coharie Queen
Joyce Locklear knows the tribe’s dances because she danced them. She knows its struggles because she lived them. She knows the next generation because she taught them.