Autauga County was established on November 21, 1818, by an act of Alabama Territorial Legislature (one year before Alabama was admitted as a State).
From the earliest times of which we have any certain knowledge the Cherokee have occupied the highest districts at the southern end of the Appalachian chain, mainly in the States of Tennessee and North Carolina, but including also parts of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia.
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When Alabama was first established as part of the Mississippi Territory in the early nineteenth century, the vast majority of the land belonged to the American Indian Creek Indian Confederacy, and most of the Native American towns and villages in Alabama were inhabited by the Creeks.
Indian towns and settlement patterns were recorded in the accounts of travelers who visited them. Much of this information has been gleaned from:
(1)Aboriginal Towns In Alabama, Handbook of the Alabama Anthropological Society, 1920, and
(2)Swanton, John R., Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors. Pub. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 73. Washington, 1922.
The Oakville Indian Mounds, near Moulton in central Lawrence County, may belong to the Copena Mortuary Complex, a cultural subgroup of the Woodland period marked by settlements with elaborate burial mounds containing artifacts that indicated the status of those interred.
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 […]
The Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama consists of over 3,000 members residing in the United States, Canada, Japan and Africa. TRIBAL OFFICERS ARE: PRINCIPAL CHIEF, STAN LONG FIRST VICE CHIEF, MARY SLATON SECOND VICE CHIEF, RITA SKELTON TRIBAL COMMISSIONER, STAN LONG The Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama is one of nine tribes recognized by the […]