The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies written by David La Vere, professor of history at the University of North Carolina, details the innovative fortifications produced by the Tuscaroras, chronicles the colony's new practice of enslaving all captives and selling them out of country, and shows how both sides drew support from forces far outside the colony's borders. In these ways and others, La Vere concludes, this merciless war pointed a new direction in the development of the future state of North Carolina. Told in an engaging narrative the author presents the story of how the prosperous Tuscarora Nation went from wealth to war, slavery and dispersal beginning in 1711. Chapters discuss the key players in this war - including King Hancock of the Tuscaroras; Tom of the Core Indians; and King Tom Blount of the Tuscaroras - and military men and settlers. The book contains maps, bibliography and index.