By Thomas Blumer

The Catawba Indians are aboriginal to South Carolina, and their pottery culture might be traced to 2,400 B.C. whilst Hernando de Soto visited the Catawba kingdom (then Cofitachique) in 1540, he stumbled on a cosmopolitan Mississippian tradition. After the founding of Charleston in 1670, the Catawba inhabitants declined. all through next demographic rigidity, the Catawba supported themselves by means of making and peddling pottery. they've got the one surviving local American pottery culture east of the Mississippi. with out pottery, there will be no Catawba Indian kingdom today.

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