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The Keyauwee Indians were a small tribe of North Carolina, allies of the
Their language was never recorded, but may have been a Siouan language similar
The Keyauwees no longer exist as a distinct tribe. They merged together with their Catawba neighbors
in the 18th century. Most Keyauwee descendants still live among the Catawbas today, although like
other Carolina Siouan groups, there are probably people of Keyauwee descent among the
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Keyauwee Language Tree:
Theories about Keyauwee language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Keyauwee Tribe History:
Article on the Keyauwee tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Carolina Indians: Keyauwee:
Overview of Keyauwee history in North Carolina.
NCPedia: Keyauwee Indians:
Encyclopedia article on the Keyauwee tribe.
Fact sheet about the Keyauwee tribe.
Four Directions: Keyauwee:
Timeline and links about Keyauwee history.
Books for sale on the Keyauwee Indians
The Siouan Tribes of the East:
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Book on the history of the Southeast Siouan tribes, including a chapter on the Sara and Keyauwee.
The Saura and Keyauwee in the Land that Became Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham:
Book about the Keyauwee Indians of North Carolina.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Keyauwee links page.
Tribus Siouan de Carolina:
Information about the Keyauwees and their language in Spanish.
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