Su San (ni) of the Cheraw Tribe Wife of Joseph Harrelson and possible relation of Whitefeather
Cheraw (Also called Sawra) Lived along the banks of the Great Pee Dee River in South and North Carolina, and also Virginia. They spoke the Siouan language. In 1534 the Cheraw first encountered the European People.
A few facts of the Cheraw Tribe 1600 Population 1,600
1715 Joined several other Tribes to fight against the Colonists and Traders
1730's Some Cheraw joined the Catawba Tribe, others moved to Robeson County, NC & eventually formed the Lumbee Tribe
1759 Smallpox epidemic killed many of the remaining independant Cheraw
1768 Population 50-60
1768 Last recorded mention of Cheraw as a separate tribe
Present Day Cheraw Tribe Extinct
A Tribute To Our American Indian Heritage
Photos of some famous Indians from separate, yet distinguished Tribes. May the wrongs done to The People never be forgotten and may the memory of them live forever in our hearts.
"I was born upon the Prarie where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun"
"When legends die, there are no more dreams. When there are no more dreams, there is no more greatness."
"I am tired of fighting. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more"