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Exploring the Indigenous South: Indigenous People in South Carolina

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.

Indigenous Peoples in South Carolina

Indigenous experiences in the area known as South Carolina, from the pre-colonial period through the present.

Historical Overviews

Government Publications and Resources

Produced by the South Carolina Native American Affairs Division of the SC Commission on Minority Affairs and the South Carolina State Legislature. Contact the Native American Affairs Program Manager, Jerry Francis, by email at, by phone at 803.832.8160 or 803.260.1768, or by mail at the SC Commission for Minority Affairs, 293 Greystone Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29210.

Archival Materials, Primary Documents, First-Person Accounts