In colonial North Carolina, the livelihood and survival of many people revolved around deer. As war concluded in 1761 with an uneasy peace, hunting and trade flourished, but competition over deer foreshadowed future conflict. Using John Collet's 1770 map of North Carolina, this storymap illustrates interactions in the deerskin trade from 1761-1771. Learn about the experiences of diverse people involved in the deerskin trade, from Cherokee leader Ostenaco, to Moravian Reverend Johann Ettwein, to the hunter Daniel Boone. Explore the deerskin trade across North Carolina, from coastal ports such as Beaufort, to the western trading center of Bethabara, to the contested Blue Ridge Mountains.
Subjects or Themes
Early America, Indigenous, Environmental
Host Institution / Affiliation / Project Location
- KnightLab StoryMap, QGIS, Mapbox