Waccamaw Indian People's Pow Wow in Aynor, S.C.

 At the South Carolina Commission of Minority Affairs meeting on February 17, 2005, the Waccamaw Indian People made history by becoming the first of two state-recognized tribes in the history of the state of South Carolina.

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Between The Waters, Part 1 - 1000 BC - 900 AD
Between The Waters, Part 1 - 1000 BC - 900 AD

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1000 BC – 900 AD is known as the “Woodland Period” of Hobcaw Barony’s history. The area of Hobcaw was inhabited by the Waccamaw Native American tribe. The name Hobcaw means “Between the Waters” in the...
The Waccamaw Indian People | Between the Waters
The Waccamaw Indian People | Between the Waters

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The Native American presence at Hobcaw Barony is apparent in the property’s very name, said to be a Native American word meaning “between the waters.” Physical evidence is readily seen in the shell...
Native American Place Names in South Carolina
Native American Place Names in South Carolina

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Here are some of the meanings of these names: * Enoree -- River of Muscadines * Santee -- Safety, Protection * Cheraw -- Fire * Chatooga -- Rocky Waters * Tamassee -- Place of the Sunlight of God *...
Waccamaw People's Pow Wow | Pee Dee Explorer
Waccamaw People's Pow Wow | Pee Dee Explorer

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At the 17th annual Waccamaw People's Festival in Aynor, S.C., Phil White Eagle, 2nd Chief Judicial with the Waccamaw, describes the Pow Wow as a gathering in which not only tribal people attend, but...