The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs met last week to consider the recognition petitions of three more tribes but one group has reportedly withdrawn its application. The Croatan Pee Dee, the Piedmont American Indian Association-Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation and the Darlington County Pee Dee Tribe are the latest to seek state recognition. The commission has recognized two tribes so far. The Croatan Pee Dee group has since withdrawn after questions were raised about its status and Indian ancestry. One expert said the group is making claims that can't be supported by history or documentation. Get the Story:
'Not a tribal community'
(The Orangeburg Times and Democrat 6/12)
South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs - http://www.state.sc.us/cma
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