In the 16th century, Spanish and English settlers came to colonize Hobcaw Barony. This was a dark time for the Waccamaw people, for Spaniards colonized Waccamaw land without regard for the natives living in the area. English Carolinian colonists raided the Spanish missions, and took Waccamaw Indians, as well as Africans, as slaves for their plantations. These groups of people would establish themselves in the Carolina colonies, where descendants still thrive today.
Daniel Littlefield joins to discuss the early history of African-Americans in the Carolina colonies.