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Native American Tribes of South Carolina

Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas! You have reached the American Indians State by State section of our website, a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Souith Carolina tribe, or scroll below the map for South Carolina Indian activities including a wordsearch, fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages of South Carolina. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!

American Indians in South Carolina

The original inhabitants of the area that is now South Carolina included:


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*The Catawba tribe
*The Cherokee tribe
*The Creek tribe
*The Yuchi tribe
*The Cusabo and Edisto tribes
*Various Carolina Siouan bands including the
Chicora, PeeDee, Waccamaw, and Santee

Other Indian tribes who moved into South Carolina after Europeans arrived included:

*The Chickasaw tribe
*The Shawnee tribe

There is one federally recognized Indian tribe in South Carolina today.

Here are the addresses of South Carolina's Indian reservations:

*The Catawba Indian Nation:
PO Box 188
Catawba, SC 29704

Other Indian tribes, bands and communities remaining in South Carolina today include:

*Chaloklowas Chickasaw Indian People:
501 Tanner Lane
Hemingway, SC 29554

*The Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina:
PO Box 7062
Columbia, SC 29202
http://cherokeesofsouthcarolina.com/

*Chicora Indian Tribe of South Carolina:
5641 Barking Dog Lane
Conway, SC 29527

*Edisto Indian Tribe (Natchez- Kusso):
1125 Ridge Road
Ridgeville, SC 29472

*Pee Dee Indian Tribe:
PO Box 557
McColl, SC 29570

*Santee Indian Tribe of South Carolina:
208 Foster Mill Circle
Pauline, SC 29374

*Waccamaw Indian People:
PO Box 628
Conway, SC 29528
http://www.waccamaw.us/

*Wassamasaw Indian Tribe of the Creek Nation:
131 Benjamin Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Teaching and learning activities about South Carolina Native Americans:

Feel free to print these out for classroom use!

*South Carolina Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of South Carolina's Indian tribes.
*South Carolina Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native South Carolina languages.
*South Carolina Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of South Carolina animals.
*Write Your Name In Cherokee: Directions for using the Cherokee writing system to spell English names.
*South Carolina Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the tribes of South Carolina.
    We currently have pages for the Cherokee, Catawba, Creek, Yuchi, and Shawnee tribes.

Recommended books about South Carolina Native Americans:

*South Carolina Indians: Introducing South Carolina's Native American history and culture to kids.
*Native Americans in the Carolina Borderlands: Interesting ethnography of the Carolina Siouan tribes.
*The Indians' New World: The effects of colonization on the Catawbas and other Indians of South Carolina.
*Waccamaw Legacy: Book on the traditions and cultural struggles of the contemporary Waccamaw Indian tribe.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in South Carolina state:

*South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission: Organization working on behalf of South Carolina Native American people.
*South Carolina Native Americans: Maps and articles on the history and culture of South Carolina's Indian tribes and bands.
*South Carolina Indian History: Historical information on several American Indian tribes native to South Carolina.



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