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n. pl. Tuscarora or Tus·ca·ro·ras
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of North Carolina, with present-day populations in western New York and southeast Ontario, Canada. The Tuscarora migrated northward in the 1700s, joining the Iroquois confederacy in 1722 and adopting aspects of the Iroquois culture.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Tuscarora.

[From an Iroquoian source such as Mohawk akothasakaróręʔ; akin to Tuscarora skarò·rənʔ, ethnic self-designation, of unknown origin (but traditionally interpreted as "those of the fiber plant Apocynum cannabinum" ).]
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The Tuscaroras were admitted to this union near a century after its foundation, and thus completed the number of six.
Them careless imps, the Mohawks, with their Tuscarora and Onondaga brethren, have been here slaking their thirst," he muttered, "and the vagabonds have thrown away the gourd
Although the conflict between the Iroquoian-speaking Tuscaroras and North Carolina settlers has been the subject of several journal articles and doctoral dissertations, David La Vere's work is the first monograph-length account to be published about the war.
Oddly enough, she was from one of the two Onondaga families living among the Tuscaroras.
One advantage the Tuscaroras have is that, since 1700, numerous researchers have recorded the language.