Natchez Kusso, Later Edisto

The Edisto Indians were originally known as the Natchez Kusso (Nah-chez Koo-so). The Natchez Kusso were a mixture of tribes. The Natchez first lived amongst the Cherokee. In the 1970s, the Natchez Kusso Tribe took the name "Edisto" in honor of the river central to the lives of their ancestors. 

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Natchez Kusso Now Known As Edisto | Periscope
Natchez Kusso Now Known As Edisto | Periscope

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In the 1970s, the Natchez Kusso Tribe took the name "Edisto" in honor of the river central to the lives of their ancestors. Edisto communities can be found near the river at Four Hole Swamp, Creeltown...
Natchez Kusso | Periscope
Natchez Kusso | Periscope

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In the mid 1700s, the Natchez moved to Kusso lands near the Edisto River in South Carolina. Mixing tribal traditions and culture was not uncommon in South Carolina tribes.
Edisto | Periscope
Edisto | Periscope

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Native Americans have lived near the Edisto River for over 400 years. The Edisto Indians were originally known as the Natchez Kusso (Nah-chez Koo-so). The Natchez Kusso were a mixture of tribes. The...