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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.
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.
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.
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.
28, 1980, lawsuit brought by the Catawbas against 76 defendants -- including Duke Power.
On the other hand, Glen succeeded in patching up a rift between two traditional British allies, Catawbas and Iroquois, which briefly threatened to push one or both into the French camp.