Discover the Lumbee, Cheraw, Tuscarora, and other tribes that have inhabited this region and their descendants who still call Scotland County home.

Through the millennia, the region now known as North and South Carolina was home to over 45 different Native American Indian cultures. Among the descendants today are the Lumbee, Cheraw, Cherokee, Tuscarora, Waccamaw, and Catawba. The primary emphasis of the Indian Museum of the Carolinas is to display Carolina Indian life, but you will also find exhibits on groups of other parts of North America and Mesoamerica.

Our 40 exhibits offer glimpses of Native American life as it was in the past. From the time of earliest permanent settlement until modern times there have been three primary village types that served the Native Americans our region of the Carolinas: Carolina Bays, Indian Mounds, and Fishing Villages. Additionally, our exhibits include unique items such as an original canoe, projectile points (arrowheads), pottery, and ancient stone tools.

Click on the links below to learn more about the unique items in this museum. 

The Carolinas Indian Museum was founded by Dr. David McLean, and is managed by the Scotland County Historic Properties Commission.