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Pedee Indian Tribe

The Pedee Indians are a small Carolina Siouan tribe, relatives of the Cheraw and Catawba. 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.

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Pedee Culture and History Links

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.

Pedee Tribal and Community Websites

Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina:
    Facebook page of a state-recognized Pee Dee band of South Carolina.
Marlboro, Chesterfield, Darlington County Pee Dee Indian Tribe:
    Homepage of another Pee Dee Indian band of South Carolina.

Books for sale on the Pedee Indians

History of the Old Cheraws and the Aborigines of the Pedee:
    19th-century book about the Cheraw, Pedee, and other early tribes of South Carolina.
Strangers in Their Own Land: South Carolina's State Indian Tribes:
    Interesting book about the culture of Pee Dee and other Native American descendants in South Carolina today.
Hiding In Plain Sight: The Pee Dee Indians After Contact:
    Book about Pee Dee culture written by a tribal descendant.

Pedee History and Culture

Pedee Tribe History:
    Article on the Pedee tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Town Creek Indian Mound: The Pee Dee Culture:
    Information about Pee Dee history and archaeology in North Carolina.
Pee Dee Indian Surnames:
    Genealogical article about names common to Pee Dee descendants.
Pee Dee Tribe:
    Wikipedia article on the Pedee Indians.
Four Directions: Cape Fear Indians * Four Directions: Pedee:
    Timelines and links about Pedee history.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Tribus Siouan de Carolina:
Information about the Pedees and Cape Fear Indians in Spanish.



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