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
SC Location, Territory – Winyah Indians
Related SC Names – Winyah Indians
Population Estimates – Winyah Indians
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.