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1 Meherrin Indians By: Paige Meeks, and Torain Bullock 11/09/2009 copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
2 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 fishThis is the Meherrin fish.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
3 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.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
4 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin Indian FoodThe 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.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
5 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.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
6 Meherrin Indians on the Map Close up of where the Meherrin are at in virginia.The Meherrin moved from North Carolina to Virginia.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
7 Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin IndiansAre here on the map.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
8 Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin Indians are placed here on the map.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
9 Meherrin Indians on the Map The Meherrin Indians.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
10 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The Meherrin WarDuring the 1700’s the Meherrin maintained their alliances with related tribes.During the Tuscarora war of 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.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
11 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MigrationThe 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 1726.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
12 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrien TradeThe Meherrins traded.Roanoke-type of moneyPeak-The second primary source of Indian moneyMarginalia-The most valuable shell bead moneyMinfel-small beads of smooth boneAusrngy-something that they make beads with.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
13 copyright 2006 www.brainybetty.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Meherrin TradeZenwant-something they contact each other withChaaquals-The Spanish name for Indian money was Chaaquals also know as a piece of stringFathoms-This relates to lengths of beads strung in a length that will go around your fingertip to your elbow and backWassador-The Indian name for copper.Tuckahoe-An Indian turnip It is roasted in pits for a day or two.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
14 The Meherrin Treaty Symbol The Meherrin Treaty symbol of 1729.11/09/2009copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.