CFCC instructor publishes book about Cape Fear River Indians

Phil "Dr. Rocks" Garwood and Kim Clewis

Award-winning Cape Fear Community College instructor Phil Garwood recently published a book about the little-known tribe of native people known as the Cape Fear River Indians. Earlier today, Garwood presented a copy of the book to a representative from International Paper, which funded the publishing costs.

“We are proud to support programs that further education and literacy,” said Kim Clewis, communications manager at International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill. “This book is a contribution to our local culture and history.”

Garwood, also known as “Dr. Rocks”, teaches geology at CFCC developed the content of the book by piecing together a variety of artifacts collected throughout the region. In addition to a gallery of artifacts, the book features a timeline of Native American history in North Carolina.

About 150 copies of the book have been printed so far. The books and will be given to area schools to be used as a teaching guide.

Published with the help of Daniel Norris of SlapDash publishing, the book will be made available to the public in the future.