In 1729, during the French/ Indian War, a band of the Natchez people left their reservation in the Mississippi area to seek refuge among the Cherokee in North Carolina. Around 1734, they left the Cherokee to seek refuge from the English in the Charleston area. The Kusso people already lived in the area and they took in the Natchez, which is how they became the Natchez-Kusso. They were pushed from the coast and granted land near the Edisto River, becoming the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe.
A Powwow event is held April 21 and 22 and is open to the public in Ridgeville, SC. It offers an opportunity to see people wearing Native regalia, eat Native food, and see the drums and different dance styles.