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Cassique of the Kiawah

1670

 
 
Cassique of the Kiawah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
1. Cassique of the Kiawah Marker
Inscription.
Seeking a place for establishing a settlement, the first colonists were directed to this site by the Chief of the Kiawah Indians. The friendly Cassique and his people greatly helped the struggling colony.

This statue by Willard Hirsch
commissioned in 1971
by the S.C. Tricentennial Commission

 
Erected 1971 by S.C. Tricentennial Commission.
 
Location. 32° 48.307′ N, 79° 59.035′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Old Town Plantation Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at Charles Towne Landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston SC 29407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Need of an Ally (a few steps from this marker); Foundations of the Southern Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Tales of the Tub (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Foundations of the Southern Plantation (about 400 feet away); A Unique Find Brings Unanswered Questions (about 500 feet away); Protecting the Colony – The Palisade Wall
Cassique of the Kiawah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
2. Cassique of the Kiawah Marker
(about 700 feet away); Buildings “All of Wood”? (about 800 feet away); Ghost Structure (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker at Charles Towne Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
3. Marker at Charles Towne Landing
Plaque on Back of Pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
4. Plaque on Back of Pedestal
A plaque on the statue depicts a Kiawah Indian greeting an English ship arriving at South Carolina.
Closeup of Cassique image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
5. Closeup of Cassique
The Cassique is seen holding a deerskin as a sign of welcome to the English settlers and to symbolize the trade that will occur between the English and the Kiawah.
Artist's Mark on Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2013
6. Artist's Mark on Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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