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Exploring the Indigenous South: Contemporary South Carolina Tribes

This guide is intended for anyone interested in the experiences and cultural traditions of Indigenous people living in the region now known as the southeastern United States.

Contemporary South Carolina Tribes 

Learn more about current South Carolina Tribes. Not all Tribes have yet been included; more information will be added in the future.

The following resources have been recommended by Joshua Shumak, Publicist and Executive Council Member of the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians, and a 2021 graduate of the College of Charleston. Mr. Shumak stated, “All of these resources hold significant relevance to our tribe's story, and we feel their incorporation would contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of our heritage and the history of Native Americans in the State as a whole.” Many thanks to Mr. Shumak for making these recommendations for our Libguide.  


This page is broken into the following categories:

Edisto Natchez-Kusso



Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians