The reason for this fundraising effort is to upgrade the White Sage Long House with a new well and new bathroom area. We are in the process of enlarging our museum in the Long House to enhance our teaching capability for our tribal members as well as the general public. Our museum will house artifacts thousands of years old up to the present. It will chronicle the history of the Cherokee and other Native groups.


Welcome to the Home page of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina. Please enjoy your visit to our site and return often.
We are located at 3688 Warrior Creek Church Road in Gray Court, SC 29645, Exit 10 off I-385, follow the signs. We are the first property on the left on Warrior Creek Church Road. If you wish to visit, it is best to call first. Our phone number 864-683-1421. We own 4.2 acres of land where we operate a craft store, a museum, a Cherokee Living Village, and tribal office. Our Chief is Chief Gene Norris and our Vice Chief is Mary Louise Worthy.
We have a Pow Wow each year, and it is open to the public. We are very active with the other Indian organizations in the State of South Carolina and have been since the 1980's. We have members living in most of the counties in South Carolina, but most of our members live in the Upstate; we have members all over the U.S. We have been chartered since April 24, 1984. We were state-recognized as an Indian Group in 2006.

On June 19, 2015 we were recognized as a TRIBE by the State of South Carolina! We are the descendants of the Lower Town Cherokee People.

June 19, 2015 in the Lobby of the Offices of the Commission for Minority Affairs.

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