A Map of the American Indian Nations | History of SC Slide Collection

"A Map of the American Indian Nations," from James Adair, "History of the American Indians," published in London in 1775. As the backcountry of South Carolina filled up, confrontation between the powerful Cherokee and the settlers moving into their lands became inevitable. This map shows the distribution of Native American tribes in South Carolina and the areas west to the Mississippi just before the American Revolution.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.