On March 21, 1713 Col. James Moore's campaign gained Neherooka Fort, called the "last stronghold of the once Mighty Tuscarora Confederacy." Baron DeGraffenreid wrote that "these savages showed themselves unspeakably brave, so much so that when our soldiers had become the masters of their fort and wanted to take the women and children who were hidden underground along with provisions...the wounded savages, who were groaning on the ground still continued to fight..."The Tuscarora men fought until their last breath trying to protect their families...
March 27, 1713 - Col. Moore wrote Gov. Pollock, that 192 Tuscarora scalps had been taken, 200 Tuscarora had been burned to death in Fort Neherooka, 392 more women and children had been made prisoners and taken off the SC to be sold into slavery and 166 who tried to escape were either killed or taken prisoner by scouts.
THE TUSCARORA LOST OVER 1000 SOULS AT NEHEROOKA FORT ALONE
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Last Updated January 22, 2002 by Pam Miller Thomas