Native American cultures
Wetumpka is an Alabama tribal name, referring to both a traditional Alabama Indian village and the band of people who lived there.
Although the villagers were Alabama Indians, "Wetumpka" was not their own word for themselves-- it was the name given to the village by the
neighboring Creek tribe. Wetumhka (also spelled Wetumka, Wetumhkv, We-wau-tum-cau, and a variety of other ways) means "tumbling water"
in Creek, and refers to a waterfall near the village site.
Here are links to our webpages about the Wetumpka tribe and language:
Alabama History for Kids
Here are a few good books about the Wetumpkas:
Journey to the West
Alabama Indian dictionary
Myths and Folktales of the Alabama-Coushatta
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