"This study was under taken to provide the Catawba people with a better record and understanding of the cultural activities that were carried out in the Old Reservation Cemetery. The information collected during this study is a compostie of archeological methodology and theory, archival research, and local oral history. Each of these avenues of investigation has contributed to a whole that is significantly greater than its individual parts. Archaeology and archival research have laid a foundation for a record which the Catawba people have in part written with their voices." The information in this book was compiled and written by Rita Kenion, Jackie Rice, Sandra Reinhardt, and Jackie Bagley.