Waxhaw Indians – Native Americans in SC

South Carolina SC Native Americans SC Indian Tribes SC Waxhaw Indians

Name, Language – Waxhaw Indians

  • Alternate spellings: ?
  • Possible meanings: Also called "Flatheads"
  • Language family: Siouan

Current Status – Waxhaw Indians

SC Location, Territory – Waxhaw Indians

Population Estimates – Waxhaw Indians

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History – Waxhaw Indians

  • In 1715, fought against colonists in the Yemassee War and refused to make peace when the war ended. The British encouraged the Catawba to attack them and over half were killed. Some fled to Florida with the Yemassee.

Dwellings – Waxhaw Indians

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Food – Waxhaw Indians

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

Beliefs and Practices – Waxhaw Indians

  • The Waxhaws were sometimes called "flatheads" due to their unusual custom of deforming the heads of their infants.

Related Waxhaw Indian Resources

  • Merrell, James H. The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
  • Milling, Chapman J. Red Carolinians. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1969.
  • Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984, pp. 90-92.

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