Language Revitalization

Its our time.

In 1701, John Lawson recorded 143 Waccon words during his visit with the Waccon located 6 miles south of New Bern, NC. It would be one of three languages John Lawson recorded, along with the Tuscarora and Catawba languages. Since the Waccon was a subdivision of the Waccamaw, known today as Waccamaw Siouan, the language documented by John Lawson would have been the same language spoken by the Waccamaw Siouan at that time. With this knowledge, we are working to revive the language left to us. The last documented account of the language spoken was in 1701 and now nearly 320 years later the language is being spoken again.