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South Carolina Native American Indian Entities

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs is the State of South Carolina's official point of contact for Native American Indian Affairs. We serve as the Indian Affairs Commission for the State as listed with the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Governors' Interstate Indian Council and various states' Indian Affairs Commissions. The Institute for Native American Indian Affairs at the Commission provides technical assistance and support to the Native American Indian population in South Carolina. Through the Institute, pertinent issues related to the needs of Indians are investigated and documented. The Institute assists in preparation of plans for the alleviation of such needs by presenting information to policy makers and appropriate officials of local, state, and federal governments. All legislation concerning the Native American Indian population of South Carolina, is reviewed through the Institute. The Commission of Minority Affairs promulgates regulations regarding State Recognition of Native American Indian entities in the State of South Carolina.

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                                                                   Photo: Dr. Will M. Goins

SC Native American Indian Legislation:
  • SC State Recognition Legislation View
  • Federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 View
  • SC Native American Indian Marriage Law View
  • SC Wild Turkey Feathers in Native Amerian Indian Arts Law View
  • 2011 House and Senate Concurrent Resolution: Support of the Return of Native American Indian Remains to Descendants  View
Federally and State Recognized Native American Entities

Click here to view a Map of South Carolina's Native American Entities.

Federally Recognized

Chief Bill Harris
Catawba Indian Nation
996 Avenue of the Nations
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 366-4792
(803) 328-2427

State Recognized Tribes

Chief Louie Chavis
Beaver Creek Indians
125 May Morning Dr.
Lexington, SC 29073-9443
(803) 356-4807
www.beavercreekindians.org

Chief Andy Spell
Edisto Natchez Kusso Tribe of South Carolina
1125 Ridge Road
Ridgeville, SC 29472

(843) 871-2126 or (843) 534-6132
www.edistonatchezkussotribeofsc.com/

Chief Carolyn Chavis Bolton
Pee Dee Nation of Upper South Carolina
3814 Highway 57, North
Little Rock, SC 29567
(843) 586-9675
www.pdndn.org

Chief James Caulder
Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina
P.O. Box 557
McColl, SC 29570
(843) 479-1818
www.peedeeindiantribeofsc.com

Chief Randy Crummie
Santee Indian Organization
432 Bayview St.
Holly Hill, SC 29059
(803) 308-7991 or (803) 496-2570


Chief Harold Hatcher
The Waccamaw Indian People
P.O. Box 628
Conway, SC 29528
(843) 358-6877
www.waccamawindians.us

Ms. Lisa M. Leach
Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians
P.O. Box 428
Summerville, SC 29484
(843) 364-7041
www.wassamasawtribe.com


State Recognized Groups

Mingo Vernon Tanner
Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People
501 Tanner Lane
Hemingway, SC 29554
(843) 380-1481

Dr. William M. Goins, CEO
Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and
United Tribes of SC
P.O. Box 7062
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 699-0446
www.cherokeesofsouthcarolina.com

Principal Clan Mother Serena Davis
Natchez Tribe of South Carolina
79 Bluff Rd.
Columbia, S.C.  29201-4561
(803) 988-1074

Chief Elizabeth Skyye Vereen
Pee Dee Indian Tribe of Beaver Creek
149 Blackthorn Drive             
Gilbert, SC 29054
(803) 446-1400

Chief Gene Norris
Piedmont American Indian Association –
Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina
3688 Warrior Creek Church Road
Gray Court, SC 29645
(864) 683-1421
www.paialowereasterncherokeenationsc.com


State Recognized Special Interest Organization

Teresa Gore
American Indian Chamber of Commerce SC
1240 Bacons Bridge Road
Summerville,SC 29484
(843) 875-2482

Little Horse Creek American Indian Cultural Center
Clearwater, SC
                                                                                    



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