Catawba

Matt Bush

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are hoping to expand their gaming operations outside North Carolina. 

 

Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed says the tribe is looking to build a casino in Virginia. The Bristol-based facility would be part of a new development already in the works on the property. 

 

John Klausmeyer / University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

About 450 years ago, Spanish soldiers on an expedition from Florida took over the native Catawba town of Joara, about 60 miles East of Asheville.