Re-enactors to stage French and Indian War battle

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Re-enactors will help stage a battle from the French and Indian War that took place in western North Carolina in 1760.

The re-enactment of the War for Empire at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site in Statesville begins Saturday and continues on Sunday. In addition to battle re-enactments, civilian re-enactors, period music, scholarly lectures and vendors of period merchandise will also be on the program.

Interpreters will attempt to portray the battle, when Cherokee warriors allied with France battled English settlers on North Carolina's western frontier in 1760.

The re-enactors must pass inspection by the site manager, lead interpreter and a committee knowledgeable about the material culture of soldiers, civilians and American Indians of the time. Fort Dobbs is one of a few French and Indian War sites in the South.

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