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Re: Does Croatian=Croatan?
In Response To: Re: Does Croatian=Croatan? ()

Thanks for your information, I have been enlightened by it. I did not know about why they were called Croatans. Of course, it was not in our history books in the South. I am from Sampson County, NC. I was born in the 1940's and I know there Cherokee Indians in Harnett and Sampson Counties. I had heard there were a lot of Indians (Native Americans) in Roberson County, too.

I graduated in 1959 in Sampson County, NC.
When I attended school, there were 3 different schools. One school for the White, Black and the Indians. Later years some of the students who were very light-skinned attended our Black schools. I am thinking some of their ancestors were Indian, even though they were considered Black/Mulatto.

My great aunt was Mulatto and married an Indian man. The entire family was enumerated in the Census as Indian back in the 1870's and onward. Apparently, one of my cousin's married a Black man and out of 4 children, she was the only one who came out of the tribe. The other three (1 girls and 2 boys) stayed in the tribe.

Just my two cents worth.

Alice


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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