Ethnie: WOCCON
Language: Catawba
Family: Southeastern Siouan
Stock: Siouan Proper
Phylum: Siouan
Macro-Culture: Eastern Woodlands
Speakers None
      The Woccon were a sedentary hunter/farmer tribe. The eastern Siouans fissioned from the greater Siouan culture about 1,000 B. C. and crossed the Appalachians displacing the previous inhabitants. The Woccon were located in North Carolina about present Goldsboro between the Neuse River and one of its tributaries. It is theorized that they separated from the Waccamaw (Rights). They were destroyed in the Tuscarora War against the colonists.
Aboriginal Locations: Subdivisions (Villages)
SC    (2)
Present Locations
Year History
1670 Smallpox epidemic after this year
1701 Lawson recorded 150 words of their language
1711 Fought against Whites in Tuscarora Wars, exterminated; remnants fled to Catawba or remained with Tuscarora
Year Total SC  Pop. Source
1600 600   Mooney estimate
1700 400 NAHDB calculation
1701 400   Lawson
1800 0 NAHDB calculation
1900 0 NAHDB calculation 
2000 0 NAHDB calculation 
Other speakers of the same language:
Catawba, Cheraw, Congaree, Santee, Sewee, Wateree, Waxhaw
Woccon Sites:
Catawba Language
Catawba Language
Catawba Language
Catawba Language Department
Catawba Linguistic Lineage
Indian Trader John Lawson's Journal
Woccon Indian Tribe History
Woccon Language

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