Tuscarora Indians

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Tribe related to the Iroquois, which was driven by white settlers from its original home in North Carolina to take refuge with the Iroquois Confederacy, which then became the Six Nations. Because they remained friendly with the Americans in the Revolution, they were attacked and dispersed by the British. The Tuscarora chief Wyandotté is the central figure in Cooper's novel of that name, and Edmund Wilson's Apologies to the Iroquois (1960) tells of the 20th-century situation of the tribes in the Confederacy.

Subjects: Literature.

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