Winyah Indians – Native Americans in SC

South Carolina SC Native Americans SC Indian Tribes SC Winyah Indians

Name, Language – Winyah Indians

  • Alternate spellings: Winyaw, Weenee
  • Possible meanings: "People of the Black Water" or "The Black Water People" (contributed by Chief Ben Thompson)
  • Language family: Siouan

Current Status – Winyah Indians

  • Active

  • Chartered by the South Carolina Secretary of State December 30, 2005.

Contact Information – Winyah Indians

SC Location, Territory – Winyah Indians

Related SC Names – Winyah Indians

Population Estimates – Winyah Indians

  • 1715: 106

History – Winyah Indians

  • Warriors fought with colonists in the Tuscarora War of 1711, but later withdrew.

  • May have fought with colonists against the Waccamaw tribe in 1720.

  • Sometime in the mid 1700s, the tribe disappeared, possibly merged with a neighboring group.

Dwellings – Winyah Indians

  • ?

Food – Winyah Indians

  • Farming – ?
  • Fishing – ?
  • Hunting – ?

Beliefs and Practices – Winyah Indians

  • ?

Related Winyah Indian Resources

  • Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Instition Press, 1984, pp. 90-92.


                       
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