Carolina - The Native Americans

The Bear River Indians

The Bear River Indians were a group mentioned by Lawson and associated with the Algonquian tribes. They may have been a part of the Machapunga. Rights (1947) called them the Bear River or Bay River Indians.

Lawson (1709) gives the name of their town as Raudauqua-quark and estimates the number of fighting at fifty (50). Mooney (1928) places them with the Pamlico in his estimate as of the year 1600 and gives the two a population of 1,000.


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