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Native American Heritage

For additional information on current Native American affairs and on the history of Native Americans in the southeastern United States and South Carolina, visit these websites!

United States Bureau of Indian Affairs

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

South Carolina Commission on Minority Affairs

University of South Carolina – Lancaster Campus Native American Studies Program

Catawba Cultural Center

Guide to Native American Pottery in South Carolina

South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA)

Archaeological Society of South Carolina


National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center

Native American Heritage Month


South Carolina Antiquities Journal. Published by the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, 1969 to present.

Anderson, David G. The Savannah River Chiefdoms: Political Change in the Late Prehistoric Southeast. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1994.

Anderson, David G., and Kenneth E. Sassaman, eds. The Paleoindian and Early Archaic Southeast. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1996.

Charles, Tommy. Discovering South Carolina's Rock Art. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. 2010.

Daniel, I. Randolph, Jr. Hardaway Revisited: Early Archaic Settlement in the Southeast. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1997.

Goins, Will. SC Native Pathways: A Visitor’s and Resource Guide to American Indian Heritage and Historic Sites in South Carolina. South Carolina American Indian Heritage Toursim Committee, Clemson. 2008.

Hill, S. Pony. Strangers in Their Own Land: South Carolina's State Indian Tribes. Backintyme. 2010.

Meltzer, D.J. Humans at the End of the Ice Age: The Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology). Plenum, New York. 1996.

Meltzer, D.J. Search for the First Americans. Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C. Straus, L.G., B.V. Eriksen, J.M. Erlandson & D.R. Yesner, eds. 1993.

Oatis, Steven J. A Colonial Complex: South Carolina's Frontiers in the Era of the Yamasee War. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. 2008.

Ramsey, William L. The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South (Indians of the Southeast Series). University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. 2008.

Sassaman, Kenneth E. Early Pottery in the Southeast: Tradition and Innovation in Cooking Technology. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1993.

Scarry, John F., ed. Political Structure and Change in the Prehistoric Southeastern United States. Ripley P. Bullen Series, University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 1996.

Swanton, John R. Early History of the Creek Indians and their Neighbors. Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. 1922.