We want to acknowledge that we, as an Association, work and live on the traditional and Native land of the Congaree Tribes. The Congaree people were a small tribe who suffered heavy losses via tribal feuds and smallpox. After fighting against the colony of South Carolina in the Yamasee War of 1715, over half of the Congaree were killed or enslaved. Those remaining moved further north to join the Catawba. Congaree National Park and the Congaree River are vital parts of Columbia.