Category: Alabama Native American Tribes

Alabama Native American Tribes

Native American research is extremely difficult and time consuming. Many records do not exist and careless record keeping is evident in many documents. This is not to place blame on others because there were many factors which may have made the process of record keeping near impossible. The most obvious problem is the lack of a written language for most tribes and of course the difficulty of spoken language translations.

Our  list of Native American Tribes who have lived in Alabama has been compiled from Hodge’s Handbook of American Indians, Swanton’s The Indian Tribes of North America,  and research of family and public documents. Some tribes listed may simply be variant spellings for the same tribe.

Begin your research at the Alabama Native American Tribes Index.

The Kanâheta Ani-Tsalagi Eti

Many of them had been written so long ago that the ink had almost faded from the paper; others were written with lead pencil, so that in handling them the characters soon became blurred and almost illegible; a great many were written on scraps of paper of all shapes and sizes; and others again were full of omissions and doublets, due to the carelessness of the writer,

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Indian Land Areas Judicially Established 1978

The map was reissued by the United States Geological Survey in 1993. This map was digitized by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies to a scale of 1:5845860 using a Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection. State, and county data were then added. Although better resolution can be gained by viewing a the PDF version, users are urged to use the Schedule of Indian Land Cessions 1784-1894 to search for specific information.

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