The History of

The Saponi-Catawba

The Saponi and Catawba people lived in primarily SC, NC, and VA. Both tribes faced the horrors brought by colonization 

"The Saponi or Sappony are a Native American tribe historically based in the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia. They spoke the Siouan Tutelo-Saponi language, which was related to the languages of the TuteloOccaneechiMonacanManahoac and other eastern Siouan peoples.

Since the mid-20th century, certain groups in the Southeast have organized to assert their American Indian cultural identity; some claim descent from the historic Sappony. Among them are the Haliwa-Saponi, and the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation of North Carolina, who took names referring to the historic tribe; and the Indians of Person County (known as the Sappony since 2003). Other Saponi bands are located in Ohio, Georgia and Texas."

"The Saponi or Sappony are a Native American tribe historically based in the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia. They spoke the Siouan Tutelo-Saponi language, which was related to the languages of the TuteloOccaneechiMonacanManahoac and other eastern Siouan peoples.

Since the mid-20th century, certain groups in the Southeast have organized to assert their American Indian cultural identity; some claim descent from the historic Sappony. Among them are the Haliwa-Saponi, and the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation of North Carolina, who took names referring to the historic tribe; and the Indians of Person County (known as the Sappony since 2003). Other Saponi bands are located in Ohio, Georgia and Texas."