What's Going on with Uchee

Yuchi Indians living in the Savannah River Basin of South Carolina and Georgia proudly honor all their ancestors: An interview with their Principal Chief.      Click on the photo to read the article 

Native American Conference in St Augustine

Native American Conference in St Augustine. Chief Langley of the Savannah River Tribe of Euchee Indians Meeting with Director of Florida Native American History Project

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June 24, 2012 Euchee Chief Langley was invited to attend a historical  re-enactment performed by Jim Sawgrass, James Bullock, and James Fiske.  The re-enactors visited Old Kings and the Osceola capture site as part of the National Underground Railroad Conference of the National Park Service. This very historical spot was visited by historians, members of the conference, and descendants of the Euchee, Yamassee, Seminole, and Gullah tribes from South Carolina and Georgia. The location is described in Bill Ryan's book "Osceola- His Capture and Seminole Legend. 

Historical Note: Many Euchees from the Savannah River Band migrated to Florida to fight with the Seminoles. The 2nd and 3rd Seminole Wars not just wars fought to prevent Indian removal-- they were a major slave rebellion. Indian slavery was more common than African slavery. The Euchees fought to prevent slavery and to free slaves who were capture in South Carolina by the colonist and other tribes such as the Creeks and Cherokees. Georgia became a slave state to prevent both Indian and African slaves from fleeing South Carolina to Spanish Florida. The area now known as Allendale County at the Burton Ferry region was a safe haven for many runaway slaves. Little history is known about the underground railroad moving South instead of North.  South Carolina to Florida.

 

Uchee Home coming Historical Celebration Remembering the Yamasse war of 1715. .

Building a Bridge to the Digital Divide Coming Soon!! The Uchean Call Data Center

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