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Record #:
7767
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Spain had a formal claim to what is now North Carolina up to 1670, but most history books fail to mention that Spaniards actually occupied portions of the land for extended periods of time. Several clues indicate that this is true. When Virginia explorers landed in the Albemarle region in 1653, they came across a Native American who insisted that the explorers meet a wealthy Spaniard who had been residing with the Tuscarora Indians for seven years. Three years prior to this encounter, Edward Bland was instructed to make inquiries about a white man living with the Tuscaroras. 17th-century maps of the region, such as W. J. Blaeu's and Mercator's maps, also indicated possible connections with Spain. Spaniards might have resided with the Tuscarora Indians to keep an eye on England's settlement in the region. It is possible that Spain might have even supplied trading and arms to the Tuscarora in the Tuscarora War of 1711-1713.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 5, Oct 1986, p8-10, il, por, map
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Record #:
17734
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Dispute between Spaniards and British over the territory of North Carolina prompted several Spanish raids during the 1740s. The Spanish strategy was to cripple commerce and weaken the British colony. To do so, the Spanish attacked ports at Ocracoke Inlet, Beaufort, and Cape Fear Harbor.
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Tributaries (NoCar Ref VK 24 N8 T74), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Oct 1992, p16-21, il
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16199
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Spanish Captain Juan Pardo was responsible for constructing Fort San Juan in 1567. The fort was located near the native town of Joara near present day Morganton, Burke County. It was the first European settlement in the state but probably only stood for a year, though the record is unclear.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 47 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p12-14, il