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1 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indians By: Paige Meeks, and Torain Bullock

2 2 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. History of the Meherrin Indians The Meherrin Indians spoke a language that was similar to the Tuscarora dialect. In their dialect Meherrin means “People Of the muddy water”. There is an old wives tale that the name Meherrin came from and argument between two Indian dwellers that were fishing in the meherrin river and somehow caught the same fish This is the Meherrin fish.

3 3 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Where the Meherrin Indians lived The Meherrin migrated from Lawrence, Virginia down the Meherrin River to the old Choanoke Indian fields in Hertford County where they were granted reservation lands by the Treaty of 1726. The Meherrin Indians lived in Hertford.

4 4 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indian Food The Meherrin Indians hunted and ate meats like deer, bear, fish, rabbits, and squirrels. They planted gardens just like we do today. They plant vegetables and fruits like beans, melons, pumpkins, sunflowers, and potatoes. They would make a fire and put a pot up to the fire and boil different foods.

5 5 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indians Clothes They wore clothes made from deer skins. Earrings. Necklaces, and bracelets were worn by women. This jewelry was made from copper, shell, and polished stone heads. Women usually had long hair with bangs across the forehead. Both men and women would use braid wraps that were decorated with certain beads.

6 6 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin moved from North Carolina to Virginia. Close up of where the Meherrin are at in virginia.

7 7 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin Indians Are here on the map.

8 8 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin Indians are placed here on the map.

9 9 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin Indians.

10 10 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The Meherrin War During the 1700’s the Meherrin maintained their alliances with related tribes. During the Tuscarora war of 1711-1713 the tribe provided Tuscarora with guns and ammunition and a safe haven in their villages for fleeing warriors. Eventually, tribal enemies and colonists forced the tribe down the Meherrin River into Hertford County, North Carolina.

11 11 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Migration The Meherrin migrated from Lawrenceville, Virginia down the Meherrin River to the old Choanoke Indian fields in Hertford County where they were granted reservation lands by the Treaty of 1726.

12 12 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrien Trade The Meherrins traded. Roanoke-type of money Peak-The second primary source of Indian money Marginalia-The most valuable shell bead money Minfel-small beads of smooth bone Ausrngy-something that they make beads with.

13 13 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Trade Zenwant-something they contact each other with Chaaquals-The Spanish name for Indian money was Chaaquals also know as a piece of string Fathoms-This relates to lengths of beads strung in a length that will go around your fingertip to your elbow and back Wassador-The Indian name for copper. Tuckahoe-An Indian turnip It is roasted in pits for a day or two.

14 14 11/09/2009copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The Meherrin Treaty Symbol The Meherrin Treaty symbol of 1729.


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