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image by Vanja Poposki, 14 October 2012
A photo appears in a news story from the 15 May 2010 online edition of the Summerville [US-SC] Journal Scene, as part of a story on the tribe receiving recognition by the State of south Carolina:
The story says: "According to the tribe's official website, The Edisto are comprised of two distinct groups of Indians, the Kusso (Cussoe, Cusabo, Cursaw, Cassoe) and the Natchez (also known as Natchi or Notchee) Indians. The combination of the Natchez and Kusso tribes started around the mid-1700s in a community called Osborne, located around the area of Parker's Ferry, South Carolina. Around the mid-1800's they started to settle around areas known today as Creeltown and Four Holes. It is now known that Four Holes is an offshoot of Creeltown. The members of the tribe have adopted the name "Edisto" due to the fact that they have lived along the Edisto River."
The tribe's membership is given as about 800, and the story reports that they are now seeking US federal recognition.
The tribe's website is at www.edistonatchez-kussotribe.com
Ned Smith, 14 October 2012
The flag is blue with the tribal seal centered.
Vanja Poposki, 14 October 2012