Timeline of OBSN History
Occaneechi, Saponi, and Tutelo live on island in Roanoke River near Clarksville, Virginia, on the Great Trading Path.
Bacon's Rebellion causes the tribes to leave the area, some going to what is now Hillsborough, NC
Explorer John Lawson visits Occaneechi Town on the Eno River
Occaneechi join the Tutelo, Saponi, and other tribes at Fort Christanna, near Lawrenceville, Virginia
Occaneechi settle in what is now Greensville County, Virginia, near Emporia, and begin to adopt European names and customs.
Occaneechi begin to move back to NC, settling in what becomes the Texas Settlement in modem Alamance County.
First school built in the Occaneechi community, a one room log building.
Some Occaneechi move to Ohio and Indiana, and go to court to defend their status as Indians.
Mt Pisgah Church formed. It later become Jeffries Cross Baptist Church
Alamance County builds its first "colored" county school for the Occaneechi people in the Texas Settlement
Martin's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church forms
Clayton Jeffries, William Andrew Jeffries, Earnest Jeffries, and others contact the U. S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs to try to get a Federal Indian school for the Texas Settlement
Eno-Occaneechi Indian Association organizes
Petition for State Recognition submitted
Tribal Council changes name to Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, based on historical research.
Tribe receives first Administration for Native Americans grant for $81,000 to continue historical research
On February 4, 2002 the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation becomes North Carolina's eighth official Indian tribe.
The Tribe purchases 25 acres in the Texas Settlement for a tribal center. The first land owned by the tribe in over 250 years.
Orchards planted on the tribal property, a well is dug, and electricity and the first Pow-wow is held on the site in the fall of 2004