By Luke Grayson-Franks and Crystal Moreno

This is a picture of what catawba  tribe use to where.They use to put feathers from  birds  for hats.And made neckels out of rocks and pebels.

This is a picture of a catawba person and a house.Early Catawba lived in villages souronded in wooden plactie or wall. They lived in tribe and stayed together.Catawba River near the North and South Carolina border extending west to Broad River, their boundary with the Cherokee.

WAY OF LIFE: They speak english now and used to speak native catawba language.There popatlation is abour 3,600 thousand people.They it lots of food like pork and other stuff.Before contact, the Catawba were probably two separate tribes: the Catawba proper and the Iswa. Together, they may have numbered as many as 10,000, but when the first British estimates were made in 1692, their population was about 5,000. During the next 70 years the Catawba absorbed remnants from other Siouan-speaking tribes in the region. Despite this, their population declined rapidly from the combination of disease, war, and alcohol. By 1728 they had 400 warriors and a population of about 1,400. They lost half of these to smallpox epidemic during 1738. A generation later (1759-60), smallpox again took half leaving a total of 400. The census of 1826 found only 110 Catawba. Presently, about 1,200 descendants are living in the vicinity of Rock Hill, SC. Total tribal membership lists 2,600. The Catawba are recognized as a tribe by the federal government and the State of South Carolina.Catawba means "river people," and only came into common use in the Carolinas after 1715. The name used by themselves was Iyeye (people) or Nieye(real people). Early Spanish records refer to them as the Iswa (also spelled: Esaw, Isaw, Issa, and Ysa). 17th century Virginia colonists used a variation of this: Usheree(or Ushery, Usi). Also called: Anitagua (Cherokee), Cuttawa, Flathead, Oyadagahroene (Iroquois), Tadirighrone (Iroquois), and Tetes-Plattes (French).