Native American Pottery. Image courtesy of KnowItAll.org.
Meet the Native Americans who first called South Carolina home.
- South Carolina: Native Americans
Find tons of information about Native American tribes, places, languages, and more.
- The First South Carolinians
Meet the Santee, Catawba, Pee Dee, Edisto, Chicora, and Cherokee Indian tribes.
- Native American Tribes of SC
Learn more about Native American tribes in South Carolina.
- Topper Site
Watch videos from the Topper archaeological site where people came thousands of years ago to make weapons and stone tools.
- Cherokee Women
Learn what the role of women was in the Cherokee Indian tribe.
- Cherokee Foodways in SC
Find out what Native Americans in South Carolina have eaten throughout their history.
- Story of the Cherokees
Follow the 13,000 year history of the Cherokees.
- Cherokee Nation
Learn more about the history of the largest Native American group in the United States.
- Ancient Gardening in South Carolina
What were people planting and eating in South Carolina thousands of years ago?
- Primitive Tools
Learn how early people in South Carolina used the materials found in nature to create tools to assist with day-to-day life.
Prehistoric Time Periods
Native American mound from the Mississippian Period near Lake Marion. Image courtesy of Wikipedia user Pollinator.
- Time Period Overview
Find out what each time period was like in South Carolina.
The early history of eastern North America can be divided into 4 time periods, each of which have unique characteristics.