About Us

Tanaké! Greetings from the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project

As early as 1989, a group of Catawba met in member’s homes to organize a cultural preservation committee and began efforts to collect and preserve scrapbooks, letters, diaries and photographs. The committee formally incorporated in 1989, as the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project (CCPP) with the simple yet critical mission to “preserve, protect, promote and maintain the rich culture and heritage of the Catawba Indian Nation.”

Located on the Catawba Indian Reservation, the Cultural Center is housed in the historic school house. It is host to the historic Yehasuri trail and provides cultural immersion classes to Catawba children and adults.

The Cultural Center is responsible for the operation of the following:

  • Archives: the official repository of the Tribe’s historical records.
  • Archaeology: identification and preservation of Catawba historic site information and artifacts under the direction of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office.
  • Cultural Programming: standard cultural and heritage programs include history, language, pottery demonstration, drumming and dancing. 
  • Craft Store: a unique retail store featuring items made by Catawba artists and artisans.

Explore our site to find out more information about the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project and each of its operations.

We also invite you to visit us in person and explore hands on at the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project. Feel free to contact us Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Telephone: (803) 328-2427
Address: 1536 Tom Steven Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730

On behalf of all the artists and artisans and the children of Camp Kic a Wah, thank you for your support!