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.
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