The Uwharrie Mountains, which form the forest’s backbone, give it its name, which, according to legend, comes from the name of an Indian tribe indigenous to the area. These thickly wooded, low-lying ridges are some of the oldest in North America, theorized to have begun as volcanoes on the ocean floor.
For more than two centuries, the Sappony have made their home in the High Plains, an area of the central Piedmont straddling the North Carolina–Virginia border.
These include the Chowanoke, Croatoan, Hatteras, Moratoc, Secotan, Weapemeoc, Machapunga, Pamlico, Coree, Neuse River, Tuscarora, Meherrin, Cherokee, Cape Fear, Catawba, Shakori, Sissipahaw, Sugeree, Waccamaw, Waxhaw, Woccon, Cheraw, Eno, Keyauwee, Occaneechi, Saponi, and Tutelo Indians.
Unlike deer and wild turkey, black bears were not stocked but have come back naturally. The LandTrust for Central North Carolina has had a couple of black bears on one of our Uwharrie preserves since late last summer.
The Uwharrie Mountains (/juːˈhwɑːri/) are a mountain range in North Carolina spanning the counties of Randolph, Person, Montgomery, Stanly, and Davidson. The range’s foothills stretch into Cabarrus, Anson, Union,and Richmond counties and terminate in the hills of Person County.
The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Cahuilla band of Native Americans based in Coachella, California. They are one of the smallest tribal nations in the United States, consisting of only eight members, only one of whom is an adult.
The Coharie (“Schohari”), which means “Driftwood” in Tuscarora, are a Native American tribe who descend from the Tuscarora nation. This Iroquoian -speaking tribe mostly left the state in the early 18th century, under pressure from English colonists and Native American enemies.
The Haliwa – Saponi is a Native American people recognized as a tribe by the state of North Carolina. They re-organized and adopted their current form of government in 1953 and were recognized in 1965 by the state of North Carolina.
Uwharrie National Forest to Reopen Several Campgrounds, Trails, and Recreation Sites. On June 1, 2020, Uwharrie National Forest opened the Badin Lake OHV Trail Complex. Canebrake Horse Camp will remain closed however Canebrake Overflow and Badin Horse Camp will open on June 1 for dispersed camping and day use parking.
Badin Lake is one of a series of lakes created by the damming of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River in the Uwharrie Lakes Region of the United States. The Badin Lake Dam was built in 1917 to support local aluminum smelting plant, Alcoa, and the associated community of Badin was named for the founder, Adrien Badin.
This was a period of voluntary Indian migration, however, and only a small number of Creeks, Cherokee and Choctaws actually moved to the new lands.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming. Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California. Elk Valley Rancheria, California. Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada. Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California.
Home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina, where Cherokee Indians have lived for centuries, is located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 56,000 acre Reservation is still linked to ancient customs, culture, history, and traditions.