Though the day dawned cloudy and cool, the hardy float decorating gang braved the elements and transformed White Eagle's plain but drab utility trailer into a colorful masterpiece of a parade float.  From the ceremonial drum on the front, to the contemporary tree decorated with culturally themed ornamentation, the float was a shining example of the wonderful results achieved when our people are willing to pull together to work toward a common goal.  The culturally relevant regalia crafted and worn by the float escorts added a vibrant touch to the parade.  A big Cheraw "thank you" goes out to those who contributed and worked so hard to make this float a reality.  It is certain that this float would have won the Best American Indian themed float award if one were presented! 

Display the Tribal Logo with pride! 

We need you to support our fund raising efforts!

Everyone knows that nothing is free and every organization needs a source of income.  Some organizations charge membership dues and others sponsor events that generate the capital needed to finance their activities.  At this stage in our development, the Tribal Council feels the best way to generate our needed funds are to hold fund raisers.  In support of that vision, a local vendor has made it possible to offer t-shirts bearing our logo.  These shirts will be available in a large variety of colors and all of the common sizes will be available.  Samples will be available for viewing at the November 12th General Membership meeting and orders can be placed then or by emailing  Also, if you are interested in other design variations for your shirt, it is likely that those would be possible.  Future plans include offering hats, vinyl stickers and various other items featuring the beloved Logo.  All proceeds will go to the Tribe's operating fund account.  Our goal is to make viewing and ordering these products through this website a reality.  

Christmas Parade Float

With a Tribal Flavor!

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The quarterly general membership meeting was conducted on November 12 at Heath Pavilion.  The turnout was light when compared to the number of members listed on our roles.  Most of the usual participants were in attendance, along with some folks from out of town.  Several members received their traditional names.  A couple of comments were made concerning the need for more participation by active members at meetings such as these.  Also, when neighboring tribes hold gatherings, it would benefit us as a Tribe and as individuals to make an effort to attend.  The rituals and traditions were a joy to watch and learn about.  Some of those folks put a lot of effort into their regalia and they are entertaining to see.  The connections and experience we gain at these events will benefit us in the future when we acquire tribal property and attempt to host similar events.  I ask that anyone with information or news that needs to be communicated to the membership, contact me at     

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‚ÄčMs.Jeanne Galiano delivered her speech on behalf of The Sumter Tribe Of Cheraw Indians at the State House for SC Native American Heritage Awareness Day.

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A People Once Lost, But Now Found

From the Administrator:  Updated on December 11, 2016  

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