Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
The Catawba Indian Nation of the Carolinas, by Thomas Blumer. This book chronicles the Catawba following the invention of the camera in 1862, and covers the old and new reservations, the Indians, a potters’ Hall of Fame, the Western Catawba, some pottery shapes, and the Catawba government as it evolved into its present day structure. The work features vintage photographs and offers background about the Catawba Nation’s first contacts with Europeans.
A Demand of Blood: The Cherokee War of 1776, by Nadia Dean. Derived from research in archival sources, the author powerfully conveys a breathtaking tale of treachery and heroism and a visceral sense of 18th century every day life among both Cherokees and colonists. With no thorough history until now, the history of the Cherokee War of 1776 is finally revealed.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.