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The Occaneechi in the Colonial Era: The Long 17th Century
November 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough as Occaneechi historian Lawrence Dunmore hosts a discussion on the history of the Occaneechi in the 1600 and 1700s. Learn about how the tribe traded, lived, and interacted with one another in the colonial era in Orange County.
Laurence Dunmore, III – Biographical Note
Lawrence A. Dunmore, III (he/him) is an enrolled member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, a State recognized Indian tribe in North Carolina. He has served in various positions on the Occaneechi-Saponi tribal council, including Tribal Chairman and Vice Chairman, and continues to work to preserve Eastern Siouan culture, history, folklore, and language as a Tribal historian and folklorist.
Following family tradition, he is a storyteller of Occaneechi-Saponi stories. Lawrence continues the tradition of “Tellin’ Lies” as storytelling is lovingly referred to by his people and honors the ways of his ancestors.
He enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction. His short stories and historical non-fiction work have been published in the Occaneechi-Saponi tribal newsletter and the Eno River Journal, Ribbons of Color, Volume I and the soon to be published Volume II. He is currently working on collection of Occaneechi and related tribe’s ghost and monster stories.