Native American Culture

Pottery depicting a snake

Snake Pot. Photo courtesy of Catawba Indian Cultural Center.

Learn about Native American culture both before European contact and today.

Visual Arts

Native American artists in South Carolina make pottery, weaving, and other arts.

Food Culture

Explore the food traditions of Native Americans in South Carolina, before the Europeans and since.

  • Cherokee Foodways in SC
    Explore the history of cooking and foods of the Cherokee.
  • Indian Food and Cooking in NC
    The tribes of North Carolina 400 years ago would have had similar food culture to the Native American people of South Carolina.
  • Cherokee Recipes
    Cook from recipes passed down through the Cherokee, such as fry bread, kanuchi, and fried hominy.
Catawba indian
Edisto Indian Cultural Festival in Ladison, SC. Image from flickr user Reellady.

Language

Learn about the Cherokee or Tsalagi language and say O’siyo!

Specific Tribes

These Native American tribes have all lived in South Carolina and are a state or federally recognized tribe.

Native American Culture

Learn about the culture of Native American tribes in South Carolina.