In May 2004, The Waccamaw Indian People of Conway, South Carolina received twenty acres of land in the tribe's ancestral homeland in the Dog Bluff community near Aynor in Horry County.
The new tribal grounds will house offices, ceremonial grounds, an activity and meeting center, a reconstructed tribal village, a museum, and a trading post.
Population – Waccamaw Indians
1600: 900 – an estimated number – probably included the Winyah and a few other small tribes
1715: 610 – six villages
History – Waccamaw Indians
c. 1715 – Received ammunition from the Cheraw, who tried to enlist them to support the Yemassee and other tribes against the English.
1720 – Engaged in a brief war against the colonists. Accounts state that 60 Waccamaw men, women, and children were killed or taken captive.
1755 – Cherokee and Natchez raiders killed a number of Pee Dee and Waccamaw in white settlements. Many of the remaining Waccamaw may have merged with the Catawba soon thereafter.
Dwellings – Waccamaw Indians
Food – Waccamaw Indians
Farming: Both private and communal gardens. Everyone worked in the community garden, including the chiefs, who were seen planting and gathering the crops along with their tribe. Crops included corn, pumpkins, kidney beans, lima beans, squash, melons, gourds, and tobacco.
Fowl: chickens, ducks, geese
The Waccamaw were adept at the domestication of animals, including deer. They manufactured cheese from does' milk. Additionally, they kept a variety of chickens, ducks, geese, and other domestic fowl. There were gardens to tend, both . Everyone worked in the community garden, including the chiefs, who were seen planting and gathering the crops along with their tribe. Among their crops were corn, pumpkins, kidney beans, lima beans, squash, melons, gourds and tobacco.
Waccamaw Siouan Unofficial Site - This site houses information for the Waccamaw Siouan tribe of Native Americans which are typically located in the Lake Waccamaw area of Columbus County and Bladen County, south east North Carolina.