The Pedee Indians are a small Carolina Siouan tribe, relatives of the
Their language was never properly recorded but may have been a dialect of Catawba.
The Pedee were mostly absorbed into the Catawba tribe, and most Pedee descendants
today still live among the Catawbas. Other Pedee people live in communities in
South Carolina, where several Pee Dee bands are state-recognized as tribal entities.
The emphasis of these pages is on Pedees and other
American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Pedee history is interesting and
important, but the Pedee Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional
folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies
of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.