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Camden in Kershaw County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Native Allies

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 11, 2009
1. Native Allies Marker
Inscription. The Catawba Indians befriended and traded with the first English colonists who settled in the interior of South Carolina. In 1763, after a devastating smallpox epidemic, tribal leaders ceded most of their land in exchange for a reservation along the Catawba River.

When the Revolution began, the Catawbas were the only southern tribe to ally with the Americans. The Catawbas provided warriors for the 1775 campaign against the Loyalists, and for the defense of Charleston and operations against the Cherokees in 1776.

Many Catawbas later served under partisan leader Thomas Sumter. The British destroyed their homes in 1781 to punish them for supporting the rebels. The Catawbas' valuable assistance earned the gratitude of the Patriots.
 
Location. 34° 14.037′ N, 80° 36.276′ W. Marker is in Camden, South Carolina, in Kershaw County. Marker is on State Road (Route 28-703). Touch for map. Marker is located in the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park. Marker is in this post office area: Camden SC 29020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women in the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Campaign, Aug 1780 - Apr 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
2. Overview
The Southern Campaign, Dec 1778 - Aug 1780 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Campaign, Apr 1781 - Dec 1782 (within shouting distance of this marker); Camden - Strategic Key (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Evacuation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fortified Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Palisade Wall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
3. Picture on the marker
“Brothers” by Michael Ticcino, M T Ticcino Images
Picture on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, October 2, 2011
4. Picture on the marker
18th century drawing believed to be Captain Redhead, Catawba, c. 1765 South Carolina Department of Archives and History
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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