Glenn Creel feels that he has been called to minister physically and spiritually. Due to the financial pressures of medical school, that dream is out of reach, and Glenn teaches to earn a living. Because they don't have federally recognized status possessed by other tribes, Edistos like Glenn Creel don't have access to educational assistance that would help to pay the cost of medical school. They are unrecognized because their tribal governments were obliterated before the founding of the United States. To even survive as a people, they have joined with a small group of Mississippi Natchez, a history typical of South Carolina's native Indians. In this segment, we see the importance of an election for tribal chief. With the vote comes a chance to move the tribe forward toward state and even federal recognition.
- 5.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts, innovations, and social changes in the United States, including South Carolina, from 19501980.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.