Marsh Scenes

Marsh Scenes

Taken along different creeks, part of the Combahee black river in the ACE Basin.

Walking here I’m always in awe of how open and large the marshlands are.

Marsh Scenes
Marsh Scenes
Marsh Scenes
Marsh Scenes

The river is named for its first inhabitants, the Combahee tribe of Native Americans. Europeans occupied the area as early as the 1680s, and so the Combahee and others of the Cusabo group are also known as Settlement Indians. Land was set aside for the Yemassee people along several rivers, including the Combahee.

The Yemassee War of 1715-1717 saw battles throughout the area. The Yemassee tribe was oppressed by the British settlers, at times enslaved. They move further south only to find the Spanish to be worse. Finally the Yemassee War pushed the British away for several years. Ultimately the entire Yemassee people fled south, past the Spanish to join the Seminole tribes.

Marsh Scenes
Marsh Scenes

This is a stretch I had never been through. Images taken using my walk around lens, Tamron 18-400 on a Canon 7D2.

6 thoughts on “Marsh Scenes”

    1. I’m amazed there have been ways to keep much of the area like this. A lot of creative federal and state lands combined with various land trusts. There are small communities here, but even they have tight boundaries. Thanks for appreciating its beauty. 🙏🙏

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