The Waccamaw people are an indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands, who lived in villages along the Waccamaw River and Pee Dee River in North and South Carolina in the 18th century.
1: a Siouan people of the Waccamaw river valley in eastern South Carolina. 2: a member of the Waccamaw people.
The 6 Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy Mohawk. The Mohawk, or Kanien’kehá:ka (“People of the Flint”), were the easternmost people of the early Iroquois Confederacy. Oneida. For most of the historic era, the Oneida lived in a single village near Lake Oneida in north-central New York state. Onondaga. Cayuga. Seneca. Tuscarora.
There are eight (8) state-recognized tribes located in North Carolina: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the Meherrin, the Sappony, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation and the Waccamaw Siouan.
Waccamaw Siouan Indians are one of eight state-recognized Native American tribal nations in North Carolina; they are also known as the “People of the Fallen Star”. Historically Siouan -speaking, they are located predominantly in the southeastern North Carolina counties of Bladen and Columbus.
Originally they were formed by five tribes: the Cayuga, Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca, and Oneida. Later, in the 1700s, the Tuscarora tribe joined. The French named them the Iroquois, but they called themselves the Haudenosaunee which means People of the Longhouse. The British called them the Five Nations.
Part of the Winyah Bay watershed, the 140-mile Waccamaw River is one of the most beautiful blackwater rivers in the country. Tannins from decaying leaves give the river its ebony color. It flows through cypress swamps, historic rice fields and tidal marshes that are home to many rare species of plants and animals.
Swim beaches and areas are closed.
LAKE WACCAMAW — The town of Lake Waccamaw is no stranger to alligators. Lake Waccamaw’s alligators are usually five to seven feet long. Some get up to 10 and 12 feet long.
Allen, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, has the lowest per capita income in the country. Poverty rates on the ten largest reservations.
|Reservation||Cheyenne River Indian Reservation|
|Poverty Rate (Families with Children)||42.3|
|Poverty Rate (Individuals)||38.5|
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs uses a blood quantum definition—generally one-fourth Native American blood —and/or tribal membership to recognize an individual as Native American. However, each tribe has its own set of requirements—generally including a blood quantum—for membership (enrollment) of individuals.
Quahadis were the hardest, fiercest, least yielding component of a tribe that had long had the reputation as the most violent and warlike on the continent; if they ran low on water, they were known to drink the contents of a dead horse’s stomach, something even the toughest Texas Ranger would not do.
What is the correct terminology: American Indian, Indian, Native American, or Native? All of these terms are acceptable. The consensus, however, is that whenever possible, Native people prefer to be called by their specific tribal name.
The number of people in the U.S. identifying as American Indian has climbed in recent years, with California, Arizona and Oklahoma accounting for the largest concentration of the nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native populations, according to a new USAFacts analysis of Census Bureau data.
Under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, the Blackfeet became a federally – recognized tribe, with their own Constitution and By-Laws, approved and ratified in the fall of 1935.