Waccamaw (American Indians Ready Reference)
The Waccamaw were a relatively small horticultural tribe, living in permanent villages. They relied mostly on maize, beans, squash, and other cultivated plants, and various roots, tubers, seeds, nuts, and fruit gathered by women. Little is known of their early encounters with European Americans, except that the Cheraw probably attempted to incite them to attack the British in 1715. A trading post was established in their territory in 1716, and in 1720 they staged a brief war with the colonists in which many of their people were killed. In 1775, while living in white settlements, they and some Pedee were killed by warring Natchez and Cherokee.
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