Language: Eno
Family: Southeastern Siouan
Stock: Siouan Proper
Phylum: Siouan
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers None
       The Keyauwee were a sedentary hunter/ farmer tribe.  They were located on the Uwharrie River at about present High Point. They probably united with the Catawba as a result of White pressures and conflicts with other ethnies.  Their language is a subject of debate,  (See Eno)
Aboriginal Locations: Subdivisions (Villages)
NC    (?)
Present Locations
May have absorbed into the Catawba and Lumbee in NC
Year History
1670 Smallpox epidemic after this year
1701 Met by Lawson near present Highpoint, were considering joining Saponi and Tutelo for protection against enemies, later moved southward with Cheraw and lived on Pee Dee River
1761 Jeffry's atlas locates village near border of Carolinas, probably later united with Catawba and Lumbee
Year Total NC  Pop. Source
1600 500   Mooney estimate
1700 300 NAHDB calculation
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0 NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Eno, Sissipahaw
Keyauwee Indians Sites:
Indian Trader John Lawson's Journal
Keyauwee Indian Tribe History
Keyauwee Indian Village
Town Creek Indian Mound

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