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confederation of Native North American tribes, the dominant group of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock, which is divided into several separate branches (see Native American languages).
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Santee(săntē`), river, 143 mi (230 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Congaree and Wateree rivers, central S.C., and flowing SE to the Atlantic Ocean. The Santee-Wateree-Catawba system (c.440 mi/710 km long) is the chief waterway of South Carolina. A navigable canal (built 1792–1800) connects the Santee with the Cooper River. The Santee has been extensively developed for power and navigation. Santee Dam (48 ft/14.6 m high; c.8 mi/12.9 km long) impounds Lake Marion (172 sq mi/445 sq km), the largest lake in South Carolina. Pinopolis Dam impounds Lake Moultrie.
a river in SE central South Carolina, formed by the union of the Congaree and Wateree Rivers: flows southeast to the Atlantic; part of the Santee-Wateree-Catawba River System an inland waterway 866 km (538 miles) long. Length: 230 km (143 miles)