Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas!
You have reached the
Native American states section of our website,
a new educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each Alabama tribe, or scroll below the map for Alabama Indian activities including a wordsearch,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of Alabama. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in Alabama
Did you know the name "Alabama" is a Muskogean Indian word? It meant "campsite" or "clearing," and
became used as a name for one of the major tribes in the area, the Alabama (or Alabamee) Indians. The Alabama Indians were not the only native people of this region,
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Alabama included:
Most Native Americans were forced to leave Alabama during the Indian Removals of the 1800's. These tribes are not extinct, but except for
the descendants of Alabama Indians who escaped from Removal, they do not live in Alabama anymore. They were moved to Indian reservations in Oklahoma
and Texas instead. If you click on the link for each tribe, you can find more information about them.
There is one federally recognized Indian tribe in Alabama today.
Here is the address of Alabama's Indian reservation: