Bear River Tribe

Bear River Indians. A tribe mentioned by Lawson (Lawson, North Carolina, 383, 1860) as living in North Carolina in 1701, and having then a single village, Raudauquaquank, with 50 warriors.  According to Hawks (Hawks, History of North Carolina, 1858-59) they lived in Craven County, probably on a branch of the Neuse.

Bear River,

Craven County NC,

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

2 thoughts on “Bear River Tribe”

  1. Phyllis Harper Isenhart

    Family history passed down by my father was that our property had an Indian burial ground on it. I grew up on Bay River in Pamlico County, NC. In the 1700s it was part of Craven County. According to the map of the Bear/Bay River Indians, that is the land on which I grew up on.

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