Occaneechi Indians historical marker Virginia display Historical Site marker sign attraction education information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination historic marker historic site Mecklenburg County Nathaniel Bacon Roanoke River signage attractive destination educating info tourist attraction VA history no people text appealing South tourism travel historic nobody word attract daytime displays historical markers markers signs color image historical landmarks outdoor vertical appeal day educate historic markers historic sites US colour image destinations outside tourist attractions day time USA day-time U.S. words color images Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org daylight outdoors U.S.A. verticals colour images natural light outsides United States United States of America
The Occaneechi Indians once lived nearby on an island in the Roanoke River. Well known for trading goods with other Indians nations and colonists, the Occaneechi resided close to several Indian paths. They also hunted, fished, and raised crops that included corn, beans, and tobacco. In May 1676, Nathaniel Bacon enlisted the Occaneechi to help defeat Susquehannocks and then turned on the Occaneechi and attacked them. The Occaneechi left Virginia with their neighbors the Saponis and toteros soon afterward. By 1701, the Occaneechi were living on the Eno River in North Carolina.
Department of Historic Resources, 2000