Diseases brought by the Europeans killed great numbers of the Pee Dee Indians. Despite this problem, they traded deer skins and formed alliances with the new colonists. During the Revolutionary War, the Pee Dee helped the colonists fight for independence from Britain. In the Civil War, some Pee Dee served in the Confederate Army.
- 4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the settlement and colonization of North America, including South Carolina, between 16001730.