Wampum Belt from the Tuscarora Nation

University Archives #UA96
Physical description
0.5 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
East Carolina University Archives
This item is not open to the public. The item must be held in the vault. The original temporary loan agreement stated that the item could only be accessed by two individuals. The item was since presented to the university and the two individuals are no longer employed at ECU. According to Assistant Director of Special Collections John Lawrence, these circumstances change the access to the item although they will still be held in the vault.

The "Nooherooka Wampum Belt" was presented to the "people of North Carolina" and accepted by Provost Marilyn Sheerer and ECU on behalf of North Carolina in 2013 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Nooherooka Battle.

Biographical/historical information

The "Nooherooka Wampum Belt" tells a story of the Tuscarora Nation's experience in North Carolina and New York, and is sacred to the Tuscarora people. East Carolina University is located on lands that are at the geographic center of lands occupied by the Tuscarorar for over 1000 years. On March 21, 2013, a commemoration ceremony was held in honor of the 300th anniversrary of the Neyuheruke Battle that occurred thirty miles from campus. East Carolina University historians and

Administrative information

Container list
Box 1 Nooherooka Wampum Belt, 2013