Links to Saponi websites and associated groups including other Siouan groups the Catawba, Monacan, Occaneechi, and Waccamaw.
The Catawba Nation The Catawba Indians have lived on their ancestral lands along the banks of the Catawba River dating back at least 6000 years
Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe The official site of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe
Disappearing Indians? — a case for the continued inhabitance of the Virginia Piedmont by the Monacan Indians. The Monacans are one of the component tribes of the VA/NC Piedmont Siouan group of nations. This site, created by the University of Virginia, contains valuable and credible information useful to anyone researching the Piedmont Siouan. There is much information on the village of Monasukapanough, which many approach as an important “Saponi” (generic sense) site.
Eastern Woodland Tribes of First Contact — Information and links to tribes in the southeastern states.
Cherokee Communities of the South — From the Selected Works of Robert K. Thomas
Longwood Archeology Field School site. A site on the Staunton river is being excavated, which may tie to the Piedmont Siouan people we are discussing here.
The Chikamaka Band —– The Chikamaka Cherokee — Cherokee descendants in Grundy, Marion, Coffee, Franklin, Warren, and Sequatchie Counties of Tennessee.
UNC Lesson on North Carolina’s Native Peoples As of 2014, North Carolina has 8 state and federally recognized Native American tribes. In this lesson, students will study various Native American tribes through a variety of activities, from a PowerPoint led discussion, to a study of Native American art. The lesson culminates with students putting on a Native American Art Show about the 8 recognized tribes.
Mahenip’s Band of the Missouri Saponi — A still cohesive group of Saponi descendants in Missouri, currently seeking federal recognition.
Malungu: The Mbundu-African Origin of the American Melungeons They lived free in the South nearly two hundred and forty years before the American Civil War. Yet the African ancestors of the American Melungeons have remained elusive ghosts for the past four centuries; the missing characters in the saga of America’s largest and oldest mixed communities.
Missing Murdered Indigenous Coalition of NC MMIW NC Coalition’s mission is to build a strong foundation for healing, justice, and reconciliation for the governments (local and state), institutions and community in order to help society’s attitudes and understanding of the issue (MMIW, 2018). MMIW NC vision is to provide united tribal leadership in this work by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates in tribal communities.
Monacan Indian Nation With over 2,300 citizens, the Monacan Nation is a federally recognized tribe. Bear Mountain in Amherst County has been the home of the Monacan people for more than 10,000 years.
Nanticoke Indian Tribe – Nanticoke Indian Tribe, Delaware
Native American Roots Kianga Lucas- Genealogy and history of Native Americans of Granville County and Northeastern North Carolina
New River Band of the Catawba Nation We have followed the movement of the Sizemores from the early 1700’s up until the early 1900’s and the filing of more than 2,200 Eastern Cherokee Applications filed by Sizemore descendants. Despite those Eastern Cherokee Applications, our research has found is that we are a Siouan people who migrated here from the Ohio River Valley around 1100 AD. When you research history you find our people have gone by many names. Some of these names include, Esaw, Yesa, Yesah, Tutelo, Catawba, and Saponi. The evidence tells us the Sizemores were Tutelo, and that they were part of the Catawba Confederacy. We have been closely aligned with the Catawba, Saponi, Saura, Keyauwee, Occaneechi and a few others for centuries.
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Inc. P.O. Box 356, Mebane, NC 27302
Saponi-Catawba Nation Our tribe is a combination of Saponi and Catawba members. Our ancestors were some of the first people of America. We do our best to honor their memory by keeping traditions and beliefs alive.
Saponi Nation of Ohio Saponi Nation Of Ohio, Inc. PO Box 731, Xenia, Ohio 45385
Sappony 4218 Virgilina Road, Virgilina, VA 24598 – Located in the High Plains Indian Settlement along the North Carolina-Virginia boundary line.
Tutelo-Saponi Monacan Living Dictionary Led by indigenous historian and language activist Dr. Marvin Richardson, the goal of the project is to provide enrolled members of the Monacan Indian Nation, as well as other indigenous people of Tutelo, Saponi and Monacan descent, with a comprehensive mobile-friendly digital language resource.
Tutelo (Yesanechi) Etymological Lexicon written and published by William Meuse (Minak-oknahose) in consultation with Tanya (Spilleddi) of this SaponiTown forum! This Lexicon is perfect for students wishing to increase vocabulary, as well as those trying to get to the roots of Tutelo. Vol. 2 in the Virginia Language Series.
Baron de Lahontan’s “New Voyage to North-America” (at Early Canadiana site) Lahontan’s interviews of Kandiaronk, the brilliant Huron whose critique of European culture inspired the “Age of Enlightenment” in France and toppled the dominoes of revolution in that country, much of monarchical Europe and America. Also refer to Barbara Mann’s “Native American Speakers of the Eastern Woodlands” available in University libraries, for a fresh translation of the French, and a thoroughly researched account of this pivotal figure in world history.
Trading Path Preservation Association — An archeological study into the trading paths of early Colonial times in VA and NC. Monthly hikes are planned and noted on the site.
Bacon’s Rebellion and the Occoneechee Massacre This unabridged text of the Colonial Narratives tells the story of Bacon’s Rebellion, which involved the illegal extermination of the Occoneechee living on Occoneechee Island. This mob action ended the political integrity of all the VA/NC Piedmont Siouan (commonly referred to in history as the Saponi). Click here to begin with the editor’s Introduction.
Waccamaw Indian People 591 Bluewater Rd, Aynor, SC 29511, United States – We are the first tribe in the State of South Carolina to obtain official recognition from the South Carolina Office of Vital Statistics.