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Alabama Culture and History

As a complement to our Alabama language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Alabama-Coushatta tribe and their society.

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Please note that Alabamas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Alabama history is interesting and important, but the Alabama Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Alabama Websites

Alabama Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Alabama Indian language.
Alabama Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Alabama culture past and present.
Alabama Legends:
    Collection of Alabama Indian legends and folktales.

Alabama Tribal and Community Websites

Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation:
    Homepage of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas.
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town:
    Homepage of the Alabama Indians who live in Oklahoma with the Muscogees.
Naskila Gaming Entertainment Center:
    Homepage of the Alabama-Coushatta tribal casino.

Books for sale on the Alabamas
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Journey to the West: The Alabama and Coushatta Indians:
    Excellent history book on the colonization and migrations of the Alabama tribe.
The Alabama-Coushatta Indians:
    The evolving history of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe over time, written by a Native author.
Myths and Folktales of the Alabama Coushatta Indians of Texas:
    Book of traditional Koasati and Alabama Indian stories.
The Winding Trail: The Story of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians:
    A good kids' book on the Alabama Indians.
Kalita's People: A history of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians of Texas:
    History book about the travels of the Alabama and Coushatta Indians.
*When the Storm God Rides:
    Stories from the Comanche, Caddo, and Alabama tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Maps of Alabama Lands

Alabama Indian Maps:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Alabama Indians and their neighbors.
Texas Indian Reservations:
    State map showing the location of the Alabama reservation today.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southeastern Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Alabama, Cherokee, Natchez, and other tribes of the south.

Alabama Lifestyle and Tradition

The Alabama Coushatta Indians:
    Information on Alabama culture and history, including arrowhead pictures and an interview with a tribal chief.
Speaking Up For Heritage:
    Cultural revival among the Alabama Coushatta tribe in East Texas.
Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians:
    Online book of Alabama-Coushatta, Hitchiti, and Creek Indian mythology.
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas * The Alabama-Quassarte Tribe of Oklahoma:
    Information and links about each of the Alabama-Koasati tribes today.
Alabama-Coushatta Pow Wow: * Moundville Native American Festival:
    Videos of Native men, women and children displaying different dance styles and regalia at tribal events.
Southeast American Indian Clothes * Native Clothing:
    Pictures of traditional clothing styles of the Southeastern tribes.
Alabama Ethnobotany:
    Information on the traditional uses of plants in the Alabama tribe.
Alabama-Coushatta Longleaf Pine Project:
    Article on the Alabama-Coushatta tradition of pine needle baskets and tribal preservation of pine trees.
Alabama Flag * The Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Flag:
    Alabama Indian flags.
Texan Cultures: Alabama Necklace:
    Photograph of an Alabama artifact with some historical information about the tribe.
Alibamu Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Alabama baskets, tools, weapons and other artifacts.
Alabama People:
    Fact sheet on Alabama culture and history.

Alabama History

Alabama Indian History:
    History of the Alabama region including tribal town names.
Alabama-Coushatta:
    Article on Alabama Indian history from the Handbook of Texas Online.
Autauga * Wetumpka * Tawasha * Pawokti * Okechoyatte:
    Information about historical Alabama bands and villages.
Moundville Archaeological Park * Alabama's Paleo-Indian Archaeology * Indian Mounds of Alabama:
    Websites about the ancient Mississippian Mound-Builders in Alabama, ancestors of the Alabama and Coushatta people.

Alabama Politics, Issues, and News

COVID-19 in Texas Indigenous Communities:
    Article on the Alabama-Coushatta tribal government response to the coronavirus crisis.
Our Tribe Was a Victim, Not a Client * Texas Tribe Files Suit Over Casinos:
    Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Sues Abramoff, Reed:
    News articles about lobbyist Abramoff's extortion of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe and closing of their casino.

Alabama Genealogy

*Alabama Genealogy:
    History and genealogy resources related to the Muscogee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Alabama Indians.
Alabama-Coushatta Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Alabama-Coushatta Indian descendants.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Alabama and other American Indian ancestors.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Alabama People * Alabama Indians * Alabama: * Alabama-Coushatta:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Alabama tribe.
  Los Alabama:
  Information on the Alabama tribe in Spanish.
  Alabama-Coushatta Indians * Alabamas:
  Alabama links.



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