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A List of Selected Materials in the Beaufort County Library prepared by Grace Morris Cordial, ML, SL, CA, Manager of the Beaufort District Collection

Original Upload Date: 27 January 2011; Latest update: 5 November 2013

Websites and Materials Available Online

There is plenty of content on Native Americans within the Know It All website.  Place the term “Native Americans” in the search box to find lesson plans and primary documents.  For historic images from the “History of South Carolina Slide Collection,”  choose Native Americans in the “Subject Index” to see 15 images of Native American life.

StudySC is a website that provides online content to support South Carolina-specific curriculum standards.  StudySC, created by the South Carolina State Library, makes available a student-friendly environment arranged by grade level and by subject area where students can find the information they need fast.

This site is loaded with South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, and more. StudySC will also provide teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities.

The Native American Studies Archive at USC- Lancaster acquires, preserves, catalogs, organizes, and disseminates information relating to Native American peoples, with emphasis on South Carolina and surrounding areas.

There is plenty of content on Native Americans within the Know It All website.  Place the term “Native Americans” in the search box to find lesson plans and primary documents.  For historic images from the “History of South Carolina Slide Collection,”  choose Native Americans in the “Subject Index” to see 15 images of Native American life.

355.009 MIN Minority Military Service: South Carolina/Georgia 1775-1783, 1997. (BDC)  Available online on the Daughters of the American Revolution website as “Forgotten Patriots” database: http://www.dar.org/library/fp.cfm. Describes the involvement of the Catawba nation in the American Revolution.

970.4 CHI Native American Life at A.D. 1650: Curricula Materials for Teachers by Chicora Foundation, 1996. (BDC only or PDF). General history of South Carolina’s Native Americans.

975.7 CHI Curricula Materials for the First South Carolinians: The Life and Times of Native Peoples in the Palmetto State, 2000. (BDC only or as PDF.)  General history of South Carolina’s Native Americans.

975.7 HAC Indians, Slaves, and Freedmen in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina: Curricula Materials for Teachers by Debi Hacker and Michael Trinkley, 1993. (BDC only or as PDF.) General history of Pee Dee region Native Americans.

Items You Can Check Out or Access through a Branch Library:

970.457 BIE Indian Arrowheads and Spearheads in the Carolinas: A Field Guide by Bert W. Bierer, 1974.  (BDC, BLU). Contains photographs and descriptions of found Native American tools.

970.457 BRO Catawba Indians: The People of the River by Douglas Summers Brown,1966. (BDC, BEA) Documents the history of the only federally recognized Native American Indian tribe in South Carolina.

970.457 MIL Red Carolinians by Chapman J. Milling, 1969.  (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI) A general history of Indian life and colonial contact with European settlers in South Carolina. Specifically, the chapters on the Yamassee, the Tuscarora War, and the Yamassee War are historically significant to the Beaufort District.

973.25 RAM The Yamasee War : a study of culture, economy, and conflict in the colonial South by William L. Ramsay, c2008. (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)

975.702 MCI Indians’ revenge : including a history of the Yemassee Indian War : 1715-1728 by William McIntosh, III, 2010, c2009. (ALL)

975.702 OAT A Colonial Complex: South Carolina’s Frontiers in the Era of the Yamasee War 1680-1730 by Steven J. Oatis, 2004. (BDC, BLU) Explains the Yamasee War and other Native American/European conflicts through frontier expansion efforts.

975.7915 HEN Down & Dirty: Archaeology of the South Carolina Lowcountry by M. Patrick Hendrix, 2006. (BDC, BLU) Photographs, descriptions, and analysis of archaeological dig sites in or close to the Historic Beaufort District.

REF 973.2 AME American Eras: The Colonial Era, 1600 – 1754, edited by Jessica Kross, pp. 98, 128, 132,158, 225, 310, 317, 322-323, 341. (BEA)

Come to the BDC to Access These Items:

B BULL Inseparable Loyalty: A Biography of William Bull by Geraldine M. Meroney, 1991. (BDC only) Addresses Native American Indian land and treaty issues in South Carolina first through the eyes of young William Bull in the Yamassee War and later through the eyes of South Carolina Lieutenant Governor William Bull.

B GLEN  James Glen: From Scottish Provost to Royal Governor of South Carolina by W. Stitt Robinson, 1996.  (BDC, HHI SC REF) Includes information regarding the communications between the South Carolina colonial government and the South Carolina Native Americans.

016.3058 LOW Lowcountry South Carolina Ethnohistory: A Guide to Indian and Afro-American Sources by Alexander Moore, 1986.  (BDC only) A bibliography of materials for researchers of South Carolina Native Americans.

355.009 MIN Minority Military Service: South Carolina/Georgia 1775-1783, 1997. (BDC)  Available online on the Daughters of the American Revolution website as “Forgotten Patriots” database: http://www.dar.org/library/fp.cfm. Describes the involvement of the Catawba nation in the American Revolution.

929 SOU South Carolina Indians, Indian Traders, and Other Ethnic Connections Beginning in 1670 edited by Theresa M. Hicks, 1998. (BDC only) A valuable resource for tracing South Carolina family lineage through Native American Indian tribes.

970.1 JAC Indians of the Southern Colonial Frontier by Wilbur R. Jacobs, 1954. (BDC only) Includes information regarding the communications between the South Carolina colonial government and the South Carolina Native Americans. Includes “the Edmond Atkin Report of 1755” and “the Plan for Imperial Indian Control.”

970.4 CHI Native American Life at A.D. 1650: Curricula Materials for Teachers by Chicora Foundation, 1996. (BDC only or PDF). General history of South Carolina’s Native Americans.

970.457 ALD John Stuart and the Southern Colonial Frontier by John Richard Alden,  1944. (BDC only) Describes colonial South Carolina’s political dealings with Native Americans through “southern superintendent of Indian affairs,” John Stuart. Also describes the policies and actions of South Carolina Royal Governor James Glen and Imperial Indian Superintendent Edmond Atkin (among others), who handled Native American affairs before Stuart.

970.457 BIE South Carolina Indian Lore by Bert W. Bierer, 1972. (BDC only) Contains countless maps, photographs, and illustrations of Native American life in coastal South Carolina. References to Beaufort District include shell mound and burial mound locations, trade paths, and discovered artifacts.

970.457 WAD Indians of the South Carolina Lowcountry 1562-1751 by Gene Waddell, 1980. (BDC, HHI) Specific statistical information regarding the Native American populations of South Carolina.

975.7 CHI Curricula Materials for the First South Carolinians: The Life and Times of Native Peoples in the Palmetto State, 2000. (BDC only or as PDF.)  General history of South Carolina’s Native Americans.

975.7 HAC Indians, Slaves, and Freedmen in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina: Curricula Materials for Teachers by Debi Hacker and Michael Trinkley, 1993. (BDC only or as PDF.) General history of Pee Dee region Native Americans.

975.799 GRE The Search for Altamaha: The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of an Early 18thCentury Yamasee Indian Town by William Green, 1992. (BDC) Examines historical records and archaeological finds to describe the distinct culture of Yamasee Indians in South Carolina.

975.799 MCK Migration and Settlement Among the Yamasee of South Carolina by David A. McKivergan, 1991. (BDC only) Describes the migration of Yamasee Native Americans supported by archaeological evidence. Contains maps and archaeological dig reports.

975.799 SOU Return of the Yamasee: Archaeological Data Recovery at Chechesy Old Field, Beaufort County, SC, 2001.  (BDC only) Archaeological report of known Yamasee history, found objects and artifacts, and soil samples.

975.702 MCI Indians’ revenge : including a history of the Yemassee Indian War : 1715-1728 by William McIntosh, III, 2010, c2009. (ALL)

973.25 RAM The Yamasee War : a study of culture, economy, and conflict in the colonial South by William L. Ramsay, c2008. (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)

Videos

Take a look at archaeological remnants of Native American life in Beaufort County with this videos.

333.72579 PRE [DVD] Preserving Paradise: The Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program. Beaufort, SC: The Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program, 2006. (ALL)

508.757 SAI  [DVD] The Saint Helena Marshes… “A Journey Through Time.” (BDC)

Selected Articles

SC 975.7 So “The Mystery of the lost Yamassee Prince,” by Frank J. Klingberg, South Carolina Historical Magazine (Vol. 63:1, January 1962), pp. 18 – 32.  (BDC, HHI, on microfiche) An intriguing tale of a Yamassee prince, nicknamed “Prince George,” who was taken to England to train as an Anglican minister in 1714, but whose final fate seems lost in the mists of history.

REF 973.2 COL Entries on Yamassee and Yamassee War in Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, vol. 4, edited by James Ciment (Sharpe Reference, 2006), pp. 918 – 920.  (BEA, BLU, HHI)

SC 975.7 HIS “An Account of the Breaking Out of the Yamassee War, in South Carolina extracted from the Boston News, of the 13 th of June, 1715,” Historical Collections of South Carolina; embracing many rare and valuable pamphlets, and other documents, relating to the History of that State, from its first discovery to its independence, in the year 1776. Compiled, with various notes, and an introduction, by B. R. Carroll. In two volumes. Vol. ii. New York: Published by Harper & Brothers, 1836, pp. 569 -572. (BDC)

Vertical Files in the BDC

  • Allendale Paleoindian Expedition
  • Indian Mounds
  • Indian Traders
  • Native Americans
  • Yamassee (Native American Tribe)

Beaufort County Historical Society Papers

(Hardcopy: BDC only; Microfilm: BDC, BEA, HHI)

The Beaufort County Historical Society has placed some of the papers presented during its meetings for the public to use in the Beaufort District Collection, Beaufort County Library. The papers are present in one or more formats. Copies of some of the papers are held in typescript folders, on 16mm microfilm, and/or as hardbound copies.

#14.“John Barnwell and the Tuscaroras” by Rebecca DesChamps McDowell. Presented before the Beaufort County Historical Society on June 29, 1954.
#59.“The Yamassee War in the Beaufort and Port Royal Area, 1601-1715” by Larry Ivers. Presented before the Beaufort County Historical Society, no date.

Materials may be found at the following Beaufort County Library locations: Beaufort District Collection (BDC); Beaufort Branch Library (BEA); Bluffton Branch Library (BLU); Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI); Lobeco Branch Library (LOB); and, St. Helena Branch Library (STH).  ALL indicates that each branch library and the BDC have a copy of the item.

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