South Carolina – Indians, Native Americans – Winyah
South Carolina SC Native Americans SC Indian Tribes SC 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
- Chartered by the South Carolina Secretary of State December 30, 2005.
- The Winyah Indian People
Chief Ben Thompson
Patsy Brinson, Tribal Council
Sylvia Hyman, Tribal Council
Betty Wilkerson, Tribal Council
Keith Thompson, International Missions Representative
SC Location, Territory
Related SC Names
- 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.
Beliefs and Practices
Related Winyah Indian Resources
- Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Instition Press, 1984, pp. 90-92.