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Waccamaw Indians

Xavier's Native American Project
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Alyssa English

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of Waccamaw Indians

By Xavier English Waccama Indians Who? River dwellers along the Waccamaw River from North Carolina's Lake Waccamaw to Winyah Bay near Georgetown, SC.
Symbols and Customs An annual celebration of local Native American tribes
and their kinship with tribes from across North
and South America. Many Pau Wau events are
shared with the public, inviting visitors to
experience Native foods, drum circles, arts, dance,
and storytelling. Hunting and farming The Waccamaw were adept at the domestication
of animals, including deer. They manufactured cheese
from does’ milk. Additionally, they kept a variety of
chickens, ducks, geese, and other domestic fowl.
Everyone worked in the community garden, including
the chiefs. Among their crops were corn,
pumpkins, kidney beans, lima beans, squash,
melons, gourds and tobacco clothing and shelter Indians wore clothes made from deer skins. Earrings, necklaces
and bracelets were worn by men and women.
This jewelry was made from bone, copper, shell and polished-stone
beads. Most men wore their hair long. Women usually had long hair
with bangs across the forehead. Both men and women would use
braid wraps that were decorated with certain beads. This is
one way that showed which tribe they belonged to. THE END! Now you know about the Waccamaw Indians
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