Meet Harold Hatcher, Chief of the Waccamaw Indian People


No great man became great by doing what his predecessors did. Great people see things that are wrong and fix them. These are the words that Chief Hatcher lives by. Harold Hatcher is the chief of the Waccamaw people. He has been chief since the tribe's founding in 1992. According to the tribe's website, the people are striving to retain what remains of our history, arts, and crafts, and to regain the heritage afforded us by our ancestors. 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.