river in E S.C., flowing southeast into the Atlantic: 143 mi (230 km)
Origin of Santeeprobably from name of a division of the Dakota Indians
nounpl. Santee, or San·tees
A member of the eastern branch of the Sioux, comprising the Mdewakanton, Sisseton-Wahpeton, and Wahpekute peoples, with present-day populations in Nebraska, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Canada. Also called Dakota . Also called Eastern Sioux . Also called Santee Dakota . Also called Santee Sioux .