Beaver Creek Indians

Beaver Creek Indians

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The Beaver Creek Indians are a Native American tribe located in South Carolina (USA) which achieved state recognition on January 27, 2006.

Their traditional historical lands are between the two forks of the Edisto River in Orangeburg County, and especially along Beaver Creek., in The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 51, No. 1. (Jul 1945), on Scribd.com, accessed Historical accounts document the tribe in this area since the 18th century. Most of the tribe members live in the area. They have traditionally farmed (it is a rural area) or held jobs within the local community.

The tribe's historical language family was Siouan, one of the major languages connecting them to such tribes as Cheraw and Catawba. Today all members speak English. Common family names within the tribe are: Chavis, Hutto, Williams, Barr, Bolin, Jackson, Huffman and Gleaton.

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The tribe is governed by a Chief (Louie Chavis) and a Vice Chief (Kenneth Adams), and a Tribal Council of nine members, and an Elders Council of five members. The tribe's current headquarters is in the town of Salley, South......
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