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Yamasee Tribe (Yamassee)

The Yamasee Indians were a Muskogean tribe of Georgia and South Carolina, relatives of the Miccosukee tribe. Their language was closely related to Muskogean languages like Miccosukee and Apalachee, and may have been an Apalachee dialect. After colonization, the Yamasees were devastated by both European diseases and warfare. Most of the survivors traveled south to join the Seminole tribe. Others merged together with the Muskogee Creeks. Most Yamasee descendants still live among the Seminole and Creek tribes today. Other Yamasee people live in mixed communities in South Carolina and Georgia.

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Yamasee Language Links

Yamasee Language Tree:
    Theories about Yamasee language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Apalachee Language:
    Our resources about the Apalachee language.

Yamasee Culture and History Links

Seminole Tribe of Florida * Seminole Nation of Oklahoma * Muscogee Creek Nation:
    Homepages of the three federally recognized tribes where most Yamasee descendants live today.
Yamassee Indian Reservation * Yamassee Nation:
    Homepages of two heritage organizations for people of Yamasee descent.
Yamasee Tribe History:
    Article on the Yamasee tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Yamasee War Ends Native Slave Trade * What Was the Yamasee War? * Wikipedia: Yemassee War:
    History about the Yamasee War of 1715 and why it was fought.
Carolina Indians: Yamassee:
    Information about the historical Yamasee tribe of South Carolina.
Yamasee People:
    Encyclopedia article on the Yamasee Indians.
Four Directions: Yamasee:
    Timeline and links about Yamasee history.

Books for sale on the Yamasee Indians

The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South:
    A good history of the 18th-century Yamasee War.
The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies:
    Historical overview of the effects of colonization on the Tuscaroras, Yamasees, and other Carolina Indians.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Yamasee:
Information about the Yamasees in Spanish.
Yamasee Native Americans:
Yamasee links page.



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