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As part of North Carolina's 400th anniversary celebration, Governor James G. Martin declared 1986 the â€œYear of the Native Americanâ€ in North Carolina. Taylor discusses what archaeologists, like East Carolina University's David Phelps and David Green, are discovering about the Siouan and Algonkian cultures. These tribes flourished in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain but left few obvious signs of their occupation. By the early 1700s, they had been eliminated by European settlement.
Taylor discusses what archaeologists have learned about the state's history by studying the clues early inhabitants left behind at places including Phelps Lake, Roanoke Island, Orange County, and Town Creek Indian Mound.