Notice: On December 31, 2023 our New Member Application process will be placed on temporary hold while the Tribal Rolls are being reviewed for our Federal Recognition bid. No applications will be accepted if post marked after that date, and will be returned until our Tribal Rolls re-open after the reviews are complete. All applications received prior to that date will still be processed, but may take longer to complete than listed below.
The Varnertown Indian people have traced their lineage to eight different bloodlines. The members of the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians are all bloodline descendants of at least one of these Native family lineages. Each bloodline has a unique but a shared and related history that have created and comprised our tribal community. The lineal lines are Broad, Burbage, Clark, Dangerfield, Driggers, Huff, Varner and Williams.
To be a member, please submit an application package by clicking the Application Forms in the side bar.
A non-refundable fee of $25.00 USD (cash/credit/debit) must be submitted with your membership application. You can also use the PayPal link located on the site, to pay your application fee. If you choose to enroll by mail, send a money order addressed to the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians with the membership application and required attachments. Personal checks are not accepted. Upon acceptance, a certification letter will be mailed or e-mailed to you.
· Upon acceptance, the enrollment fee includes your FIRST Tribal ID card.
(Cards are issued twice a year: January 15th and July 15th)
· Renewing your Tribal ID card after yearly expiration will be $25. Replacing a lost card will be $10.
· Cards for enrolled senior members (65 and older) are free of charge
Memberships are renewed every August 1st. If the renewal time frame is missed there will be a $10 late fee after October 1st each year. Tribal elders who are 65 years and older do not pay an annual renewal. Tribal elders are issued permanent tribal cards that do not expire.
A completed application can take up to 90 days to process. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Falsified information will be grounds for denial of enrollment.
In order to start your application process please submit the following items:
1. A Completed Application
2. A Completed Genealogy Chart:
(Please note that if you or your parents are not on our rolls we will need you to provide documentation up to the Native American ancestor. This can include: Parents/ Grandparents long form birth certificates showing parentage, or copies of census records showing the familial connection.)
(These forms can be downloaded via application forms link on side of this page.)
3. A Copy of Your Long Form Birth Certificate (Obtained from the Department of Vital
Statistics, if you do not have an available copy)
4. A head shot of yourself for your Tribal Card (Digital pictures can be emailed to
5. Submit a money order of $25 for the processing of your application or Pay via Paypal Link at the bottom of the page.
Once we receive the listed items and confirmed your eligibility for enrollment, we will mail you a Tribal Welcome Package as well as your Tribal Card and Enrollment number.
Once again, thank you for your interest in the Tribe and we look forward to receiving your completed application package. There are several positions and needs for volunteers to help the tribal board. If you would like to help, please send us an email at the address link below.
Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians
PO Box 428
Summerville, SC 29484
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If you are a New or applying member please put in NEW into the Enrollment # if Applicable
Although we are a State Recognised Tribe we are also organised as a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities or you can donate.
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