Saponi

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Saponi of North Carolina

The term Saponi or Sappony has been applied to three contemporary groups of people in North Carolina:

  • The Sappony, formerly known as the Indians of Person County, formally recognized by the State of North Carolina in 1911.
  • The Haliwa-Saponi, primarily based in Halifax County and formally recognized by the State of North Carolina in 1965.
  • The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation was formally recognized by the State of North Carolina after a court battle which ended in 2001.

Resources

Printed Materials

  • Mooney, James, The Siouan Tribes of the East (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of Ethnology), Washington: Government Printing Office, 1894. (Google Books link)
  • Rights, Douglas L., The American Indian in North Carolina, 1988. (Google Books link)

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