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Waxhaw Tribe

The Waxhaw Indians were a small tribe of North and South Carolina, relatives of the Cheraw Indians. Their language was never recorded, but may have been a Siouan language similar to Cheraw. The Waxhaws no longer exist as a distinct tribe. After colonization they were devastated by disease and warfare, and most of the survivors merged into the neighboring Catawba and Yamasee tribes in the 18th century, which is where most Waxhaw descendants remain today.

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Waxhaw Culture and History Links

The Waxhaw Indians:
    Online museum exhibit on the Waxhaw tribe.
Waxhaw Tribe History:
    Report on the Waxhaw Indians from the Handbook of American Indians.
Carolina Indians: Waxhaw:
    Information about the historical Waxhaw tribe of the Carolinas.
North Carolina Tribal Land:
    Map showing the location of the Waxhaw and other North Carolina peoples.
Waxhaw People:
    Wikipedia article on the Waxhaw Indians.
Four Directions: Waxhaw:
    Timeline and links about Waxhaw history.

Books for sale on the Waxhaw Indians

The Siouan Tribes of the East:
    Book on the history of the Southeast Siouan tribes, including a chapter on the Waxhaw and Sugeree.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Waxhaw Tribe:
Waxhaw links page.



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