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American Indian and Indigenous Law Resources

Tribes in South Carolina Today

Federally Recognized Tribes

The Catawba Nation

South Carolina State Recognized Tribes

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs, Native American Affairs Division maintains a listing of all of the Tribes and tribal organizations in South Carolina on its website here, including contact information.  Some Tribes have websites, but others do not.

Beaver Creek Indians

230 Pine St. NW
P.O. Box 699
Salley, SC 29137

Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of South Carolina

1125 Ridge Rd.
Ridgeville, SC 29472

Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina

Telephone: (843) 586-9675

 Pee Dee Indian Tribe

445 Williams Street
McColl, SC 29570
Telephone: 843-319-4435

Piedmont American Indian Association Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina

3688 Warrior Creek Church Road
Gray Court, SC 29645
Phone: 864-683-1421

The Santee Indian Organization

432 Bayview Street
Holly Hill, SC 29059
Phone: 803-308-7991

Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians

5700 Oak Hill Road
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: 803-494-5442

The Waccamaw Indian People

591 Bluewater Road
Aynor, SC 29511
Phone: 843-358-6877

The Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians

PO Box 428
Summerville, SC 29484
Phone: 843-900-1789

South Carolina State Recognized Indian Groups

Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People

501 Tanner Lane
Hemingway, SC 29554
Phone: 843-380-1481

Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina

649 Berry Shoals Road
Duncan, SC 29334
Phone: 864-978-9525

Natchez Tribe of South Carolina

79 Bluff Road, Olympia Village
Columbia, SC 29201-4561

Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek

P.O. Box 396
Neeses, SC 29107


Native American Special Interest Organizations of South Carolina

Pine Hill Indian Community Development Initiative

North, SC

Office (803) 247-2534
Cell (803) 662 3377


Historical Tribes in South Carolina

Tribal Nations have existed in South Carolina since time immemorial.  Some of those Tribes and Indigenous People no longer exist due to colonialism and genocide.

Native Land Digital has gathered information from many sources and created a map of the world showing where Indigenous Peoples lived historically, as well as where Indigenous languages were spoken.

"Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide. We strive to go beyond old ways of talking about Indigenous people and to develop a platform where Indigenous communities can represent themselves and their histories on their own terms."

By zooming in on the area that is now South Carolina you will find the many historical tribes that lived in this area. Each of the overlapping colored areas can be accessed to find information about the historical tribe.  You can find information about other Indigenous Peoples in other parts of the world the same way.                   

The Sciway site also have a map of traditional territories of Tribes which is interactive.