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. Today, the
Catawba Nation is the only federally recognized tribe in the state of
South Carolina. The Congaree National Park and the Congaree River are
vital parts of Columbia.