The PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation was recognized by the state of South Carolina as a tribe on June 19, 2015. The PAIALECNSC is the only Recognized Cherokee Tribe in South Carolina. Our Chief is Chief Mary Louise Worthy. Our tribal office, a Cherokee Living Village, a museum, and a craft store are located on 6 acres of land in Gray Court. Call the office (864-683-1421) if you have any questions, or if you want to visit our craft store. Check out our web site www.paialecherokeenationsc.com to learn more about our tribe. Like us on Facebook. Our 12th Annual Pow Wow Honoring First Chief Howard White Bull Norris will take place on Saturday, September 28th from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. There will be drumming and dancing, Luck of the Draw dance contest (must be in regalia), flute playing, story telling, handmade crafts, games, raffles, and Indian fry bread.