March 22, 2009

Catawba chief in S.C. Hall of Fame

18th-Century Chief in S.C. Hall of FameKing Hagler, an 18th-century Catawba Indian chief, was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame on Wednesday. He was the first Native American inducted into the hall.

Each year, one living and one deceased South Carolinian are inducted. This year's other inductee is Pat Conroy, 63, the author of "The Prince of Tides," "The Great Santini" and "The Lords of Discipline."

Others in the Hall of Fame include President Andrew Jackson, jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.
Below:  "Chief Donald Rogers, representative of the Catawba Indian Nation, performs a traditional hunters dance in honor of King Hagler of the Catawba Indian Nation. King Hagler was killed in 1763."

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