American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of coastal Georgia and South Carolina. The Yamasee dispersed to other Native American groups after conflict with English colonists in the early 18th century.
“It is believed that the Yamasee likewise spoke the Hitchiti language.”
“After the Yamasee War they became known as the Catawba, which means "cut off," apparently referring to their being cut off from other Siouan tribes.”
“Yamasee war in 1715-1716, and in a war waged on their own account in”
“Of the priests who arrived from Spain with Father Pareja, several went to the Yamasee, while the others devoted attention to the Timucua, whose principal mission settlements were San Juan, already mentioned; San Pedro, on”
“Fifteen years later four Franciscan priests and two lay brothers were at work in the towns of the Timucua and Yamasee from St. Augustine northwards into Georgia.”
“In 1597 a chief of the Yamasee organised a conspiracy which seems to have included also a part of the Timucua tribe about St. Augustine.”
“The advance of the Indians was finally checked by some Spanish troops, after all the Yamasee missions had been destroyed.”
“Franciscans arriving, the Yamasee missions were re-established in”
“Yamasee, in whose language Brother Báez prepared a grammar and a catechism.”
“In the same year the Governor of Florida, alarmed at the growing strength of the English colony of Carolina, undertook to remove the Indians of the northern missions to more southern settlements with the result that the Yamasee again revolted and, being supplied with guns by the English, attacked and destroyed the mission on Saint Catherine island, Georgia, and carried off a troop of Christian Indians prisoners to sell as slaves in Carolina.”
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