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Ca·taw·ba 1

n. pl. Catawba or Ca·taw·bas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting territory along the Catawba River in North and South Carolina and now located in western South Carolina.
2. The Siouan language of the Catawba.

Ca·taw·ba 2

1. A reddish North American grape developed from the fox grape.
2. Wine made from this grape.

[After the Catawba (River).]
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Meherrian, Nottoway, and Saponies, Catawbas and some Tuscarora allowed tributary status to the English colonial officials settled on reservations.
Merrell, who pioneered a new understanding of Native Americans in books such as The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors From European Contact Through the Era of Removal (1989), argues that even many of the best-intentioned historians cling to a flawed vocabulary that distorts our view of history.
For instance, unlike the Mandans, Arikaras, and Hidatsas, who retained their individual tribal identities when they coalesced and relocated their villages after 1782, the different groups that came together to form the Catawbas, Wyandots, Cherokees, and others took on an entirely new identity.
Merrell, The Indians' New World: The Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal (Chapel Hill: Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 1989).
Merrel, The Indians' New World : Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal, Institute of Early American History and Culture, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1989 aux pp.
The Isa-bellas are quite ripe and the Catawbas are coming on finely."
Al tiempo que Steven Baker, una decada despues, relacionaba esos vestigios con los indigenas catawbas de Carolina del Sur, se estaba excluyendo a los afroamericanos como posibles autores o coparticipes de las manifestaciones artisticas que se integran a esa produccion alfarera.
Simms's inclusion of Creeks, Cherokees, and Catawbas in his fiction reminds us of the degree to which popular fascination with slavery, blackness, and whiteness has obscured other important parts of the region's past.
(23.) Colonists killed by Yamasee, Creeks, Catawbas and Apalachees.
3 Reported by Sammy Fretwell, "Catawbas Seen as Good Bet," The State 10 (April 1994).
In 1840, South Carolina dispossessed the Catawbas of their land in York, Chester, and Lancaster counties, promising money and a new reservation in South Carolina.