The South Carolina Board of Education established a state-funded Indian school for the Varner Town Indian Community in 1938. This one-room school was closed by the state in 1963, forcing integration by its pupils into the public school system.

Before the Varner Town Indian School was established, many of the children attended other Indian schools such as the Summerville Indian School, also called St Barnabas Mission or The Red School, and when some of the family members moved to the Ten Mile Hill area of North Charleston in the early 1940s, the Pine View Indian School was also established for them.

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Berkeley County - Varner Town Indian Community
Berkeley County - Varner Town Indian Community

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The South Carolina Board of Education established a state-funded Indian school for the Varner Town Indian Community in 1938. This one-room school was closed by the state in 1963, forcing integration...
Minority Business | Road Trip
Minority Business | Road Trip

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In 1974, Henry J. Clark received his Residential Building and Remodeling State License for South Carolina, one of the first for Native Americans in this state. He built and sold many houses and...
Henry J. Clark | Road Trip
Henry J. Clark | Road Trip

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Henry J. Clark attended the Pineview Indian School in the late 1930s and the Varner Indian School in the early 1940s.
Charles Rodgers | Road Trip
Charles Rodgers | Road Trip

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Disabled veteran, Charles Edward Rodgers, attended Varner Indian School, Berkeley Elementary, and Berkeley High School. He is proud of his Native American Heritage as a Varner Town Indian and speaks...
Alice Faye Broad Hincka | Road Trip
Alice Faye Broad Hincka | Road Trip

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Alice Faye Broad Hincka attended the Varner Indian School and Moncks Corner Junior High School. Alice shares her memories of growing up in the Varner community.
Martha Varner | Road Trip
Martha Varner | Road Trip

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Martha Varner attended the Pineview School and the Varner Indian School during the 1930s and early 1940s. She recalls as a child being called "Brass Ankle" by other children passing by on school buses...