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The Yamasee Indians

The Yamasee Indians

The Yamasee Indians moved to Carolina from interior and coastal Georgia. They became the principal military allies and trading partners of the English. The Yamasee lived in 10 towns around Port Royal Sound from 1695 until 1715.

The 10 Yamasee towns were divided into the Upper and Lower Yamasee. Altamaha was the capital of the Lower Yamasee. The Carolina government established “Indian Lands” around the 10 towns.

Only the Yamasee could live in these reserved lands. The Yamasee Indian lands were a protective buffer between British Carolina and Spanish Florida.

Beaufort History Museum
  1. Welcome!
  2. Beaufort County's First People
  3. The Yamasee Indians
  4. Altamaha Town Archaeology
  5. European Superpowers in Carolina
  6. The Greatest and Fairest Haven
  7. Beaufort's Golden Age
  8. Patriots and Loyalists
  9. Antebellum Beaufort – In Town (1782-1861)
  10. Sea Island Cotton
  11. Antebellum Beaufort – Plantations (1782-1861)
  12. Battle of Port Royal (1861)
  13. Beaufort and the Civil War (1861-1865)
  14. The African American Experience (1861-1865)
  15. Model of the New South: Postbellum Beaufort (1865-1893)
  16. Robert Smalls -- The 'King' of Beaufort
  17. The Great Depression – Riches to Rags
  18. The Early 20th Century -- Here Comes the Marines!
  19. The Early 20th Century -- Civil Rights
  20. Rise of the Sunbelt -- Charles Fraser and the Fraser Effect
  21. 21st Century Beaufort -- The 'Chambers' Vision
  22. Preserving Our History
  23. The Greatest and Fairest Haven