Mobile County Alabama

Mobile-County-Alabama

Mobile County Alabama Mobile County Alabama was occupied for thousands of years by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. The historic Choctaw had occupied this area along what became called the Mobile River when encountered by early French traders and colonists, who founded Mobile in the early eighteenth century. The British took over the territory in […]

Choctaw Indian Tribe in Alabama

Map of the Indian Tribes of North America about 1600 A.D.

Choctaw Indian Tribe in Alabama A Muscogean based tribe, the Choctaw is similar to the Creek Confederation. The Choctaw evolved from multiple smaller tribes that shared similar language and culture. The Choctaw (in the Choctaw language, Chahta) are a Native American people originally occupying what is now the Southeastern United States (modern-day Alabama, Florida, Mississippi […]

Indian Villages Map by Digital Alabama

Alabama History As Told by Melvin Cane

Indian Villages in Alabama   ALABAMA INDIAN VILLAGES, TOWNS AND SETTLEMENTS INDEX PAGE Alabama has been the home of  indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Over 100 Indian villages and towns have been identified and research leads to believe there are many more not yet identified. Our research is ongoing therefore you must consider there […]

An Early Account OF The Choctaw Indians: Part 2

Choctaw_Village_by_Francois_Bernard

They have by way of furniture only an earthen pot in which to cook their food, some earthen pans for the same purpose, and some fanners or sieves and hampers to prepare their corn, which is their usual nourishment. They pound it in a wooden crusher (pile) or mortar, which they make out of the […]

An Early Account Of The Choctaw Indians Part 1

CONSIDERING the important part played by the Choctaw Indians in early Louisiana history it is surprising what slight attention they received from early French writers. In the classic works of Le Page du Pratz, Dumont de Montigny, and others, we have pretentious descriptions of the Natchez, and considerable accounts of many of the other leading […]