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Time for a little History of Daufuskie Island

Daufuskie Island From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Daufuskie Island is a residential sea island between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina . It has a full-time population of around 429 and is home to two resorts. Haig Point Front Range LightDaufuskie Island The island's recorded history traces back to Pre Revolutionary War times . It was the site of a skirmish called the "Daufuskie Fight" during the Yamasee War of 1715-1717. The island was home to a sizable population of Gullah inhabitants from the end of the Civil War until very recently. Gullah are the descendants of freed slaves. The 1988 Jimmy Buffett song, "The Prince Of Tides" laments the urbanization of the island and loss of the Gullah . The 1972 Pat Conroy book The Water is Wide was set on Daufuskie, fictionalized as "Yamacraw Island." The book recounts Mr. Conroy's experiences teaching on the island in the 1960's. The i