The Santee mainly lived along the Santee River in South Carolina. The Santee Indian Organization was officially recognized by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs as a Native American tribe in 2006. The organization is seeking to achieve federal recognition.
PICTURED ON THE RIGHT: Santee Family from Holly Hill, South Carolina. Allen & Laura Platt and their children suffered indignities with the area Orangeburg County schools until they filed a suit against that schools and the Courts declared that they were able to attend the "White Schools" and that they were "White" therefore. Learn more stories from Road Trip! Through Civil Rights in South Carolina.