Welcome to the official website for the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians. We are a South
Carolina state recognized tribe under Chapter 31, Title 1 of the SC Code of Laws of 1976, Section 1-31-40(A)(6)(10) and Chapter 139, Article 1 of the Code of Regulations. We are a 501 (c) 3
organization charted in South Carolina.
The Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians is a Native American community located on highway 17-A between the towns of Moncks Corner and Summerville near Carnes Crossroads. Community members can trace their bloodlines to multiple Native American lineages including: Etiwan, Edisto, Catawba, Cherokee, and other Settlement Indians. This community resides in Berkeley County, which at one time stretched from St. James, Goose Creek Parish to St. John’s Parish. Members have expanded into Dorchester and Charleston Counties. We have been known by different names, the most common are Varnertown Indians, Summerville Indians, and Wassamasaw Indians. Currently, we have over 1500 documented bloodline descendants with over 300 years of history.
The mission of the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians is to provide economic enhancement of the Varnertown Community: to educate its members in their history and culture; to provide opportunities for its people to share their arts and culture; to preserve the history and traditions of its ancestors; and to promote public awareness of the community's contribution and existence in the general population.
We are eager to share our rich culture and history and welcome you to our community. Please follow us on our official social media pages by clicking on the links below.
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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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