Happened upon this article about Charlotte’s proud American Indian heritage…pretty cool

Creative Loafing answers the question: Who were the Native Americans that lived here before Charlotte was colonized?

Many tribes, including the Waxhaw, Cheraw and Catawba, once spread across North Carolina and into parts of Virginia and South Carolina. In fact the very heart of modern Charlotte – the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets – was once the crossroads of two major Native American trade routes. It was from this spot that the city we know sprang forth, but not without a high cost for the native people.

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