Winyaw Tribe

Winyaw Indians. One of the small tribes living on lower Pedee river and its tributaries in South Carolina.  Of their language nothing is known, and very little else in recorded concerning them, as they were never prominent in history.  It is supposed, however, from their associations that they were of Siouan affinity. They dwelt on the west side of the Pedee near its mouth about opposite the Waccamaw.  The 2 tribes ere first mentioned in 1715 as being neighbors and as receiving ammunition from the Cheraw, who attempted to induce them to join in a league against the English.  Gov. Johnson in 1715 reported them as having one village, with a population of 106.  After this they drop from history, becoming extinct as a tribe.

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