What do you know? February 9, 2017
Thank you to those who participated in the most recent Daniel Island Historical Society’s “What Do You Know?” contest - and congratulations to our two winners, Alyssa Higley and Lisa McQueen-Starling! Both received a special prize from DIHS for their efforts.
Below is the question posed in the January 26 edition of The Daniel Island News, as well as the correct answer:
Question: What is the name of the Native American tribe that was living on Daniel Island around the time that English settlers were arriving? Bonus: Do you know the original spelling of their name (hint: it is not how we spell it today.)
Answer: Etiwan, today’s spelling or Ittiwan or Ittywan, original spelling.
The Ittiwan Tribe once called Daniel Island home. The island was documented as Ittiwan Island in an English land grant dated 1675.
The tribe’s lands at one time encompassed the island, along with the land to the north on the Ittiwan River (present day Cooper River), to what is now Goose Creek. The first encounter with the tribe was noted by the Spanish in 1605. The Ittiwan inhabited the island until 1680, when they requested that the British give them land further upriver. Their request was granted and by 1715 a census noted the tribe had 240 members. Even though the Ittiwan tribe fought as allies with the English during the Yamassee War (1715-1716) and suffered few casualties, they slowly disappeared as a nation due to other tribal raids and disease. Historical records continue to mention the Ittiwan as a tribal nation up until 1751. Today, descendants of the tribe reside in the Carnes Crossroads/Wassamasaw area, which is located between Summerville and Moncks Corner.
Answer this week’s question!
The image of a Blue Goose was used by whom as a trademark? The Blue Goose is also a name of something else that was used here on Daniel Island starting in 1921 (the correct answer must include both parts of the question).
Please email your answer to DIhistoryquiz@gmail.com by February 15, 2017 and include your first and last name.
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