|Posted by chowanoke on September 20, 2012 at 10:05 AM|
Obviously I'm not a big blogger given the infrequency of my posts, trying to get better at it, though! Been a big year for me. My writing has finally gained some traction. I have an article on the Chowan River War of 1676 coming out in the North Carolina Historical Review next year, as well as a new article on the Battle of Weyanoke Creek, which will be in the 2013 issue of Native South, edited by Robbie Ethridge. In early November I will be presenting a paper on Chownaoke ehnicity at DePaul University here in Chicago along with Marvin Jones and Dr. Arwin Smallwood and my novel, the Drifters, is now in print as well. Going forward with this site, I'd like to expand our interest base a bit, and include in our range of research and discussion any of the Algonquian people of North Carolina, not just the Chowanoke. In many ways this is because I found through my research that I am not, in fact, Chowanoke at all and now consider myself of Nansemond heritage. But also, the Carolina Algonquian people overall have been neglected from scholarly discussion,and I think its time we stirred the pot. There are other research groups centered on the Croatan and Mattamuskeet, and perhaps we can all work together. We will see. Thanks toeveryone who make this site a reality!