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Charles Walker Carroll collection on the Wateree Indians

Identifier: Mss 0133

Collection Overview

All known information about the Wateree Indians of South Carolina and North Carolina was assembled by Wes Taukchiray for Charles Walker Carroll. This collection includes Taukchiray's book-length manuscript summarizing his research (323 pages; available online), annotated photocopies of published information, and related correspondence. The Wateree were the first tribe of Indians in North America known to have had a Spanish mission established on their territory. The mission was located at Guatari (pronounced Waterée) from 1566 to 1572. Sources are included through 1770, when the Wateree were last mentioned as part of the Catawba Nation. Also included are all known references to the Wateree in secondary sources dating from 1924 to 2002. A series of reports deals primarily with the archaeology of the Wateree and Yadkin rivers and dissertations. Correspondents include Ives Goddard, Senior Linguist, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.


  • Creation: 1566-1770


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Wes Taukchiray (a.k.a., Wes White) is an ethnohistorian and the author of numerous publications about the Indians of North America, including monographs on the Catawba, Natchez, and Kussoe.


1.0 linear feet

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Inventory of the Charles Walker Carroll Collection on the Wateree Indians, 1566-1770
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