CHOWANOKE INDIAN RESERVATION
PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH
On October 18, 2014, Chowanoke tribal members and descendants acquired and re-claimed a 146 acre tract of historic Chowanoke Reservation land to be used for tribal and cultural activities. The site will also contain a living village.
The Chowanoke (Choanoac) Indians are an Algonquin Tribe that has resided in the Gates County, NC area for over 800 years and continue to do so today. Choanoac means "People of the South". Their original language is an Algonquin dialect and in many ways similar to the Shawnee which has the same meaning.
A North Carolina State Marker was granted for the Choanoac Indians on October 21, 2011. A ceremony was held with great fanfare and attended by the general public in addition to Chowanoke tribal members and descendants.
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