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Sewee Tribe

The Sewee Indians were a small tribe of South Carolina, allies of the Cheraw tribe. Their language was never well recorded, but may have been a member of the Siouan language family, similar to Cheraw. After colonization, the Sewees were devastated by European diseases, warfare, and a disaster at sea. Most of the survivors merged together with the neighboring Catawba tribe, where their descendants still live today.

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Sewee Language Links

Sewee Language Tree:
    Theories about Sewee language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Sewee Culture and History Links

Sewee Tribe History:
    Article on the Sewee tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Carolina Indians: Sewee:
    Information about the historical Sewee tribe of South Carolina.
Sewee People:
    Wikipedia article on the Sewee Indians.
Four Directions: Sewee:
    Timeline and links about Sewee history.

Books for sale on the Sewee Indians

The Siouan Tribes of the East:
    Book on the history of the Southeast Siouan tribes, including a chapter on the Sewee and Congaree.
The Sewee: The Island People of the Carolina Coast:
    History and culture of the Sewee Indian tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Sewee Tribe:
Sewee links page.



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