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From Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
The Catawba are Native American people who first occupied the land along the Catawba River in what are now parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
From Atlas of Indian Nations
Although the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has only about 2,500 citizens today, as recently as 1800 they were one of the largest and most powerful tribes in the southern Great Lakes. Two major bands flourished on both sides of the Appalachians from Tennessee to South Carolina when British settlers first encountered them in the 1600s.