Native American History

Local News
6:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

The Tangled Backstory Of Catawba Nation's North Carolina Casino Quest

Mementos like this photo hang on the wall of Gilbert Blue's "Indian Room." During his time as chief, Blue was in Washington frequently to negotiate the tribe's 1993 land claim settlement.
Julie Rose

The Catawba Indians want to build a $340 million casino and resort in Kings Mountain, North Carolina – which is 45 miles northwest of their reservation in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  They've applied for federal permission to make the land a sort of annex to their reservation. 

They may also need approval from North Carolina's governor and General Assembly – but both are cool to the concept. So why not just build a casino on the tribe's existing reservation just off I-77? 


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There And Back
9:37 am
Mon July 22, 2013

There And Back: Town Creek Indian Mound

A view of the site at the Town Creek Indian Mound near Mount Gilead, N.C.
N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

Today, we're turning back to the very distant past: a state historic site in Mount Gilead that includes a reconstructed Native American village and burial site from more than 1,000 years ago.

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