Alabama Literature

Alabama People

Alabama Stories (Yahoo)


Adventures of Rabbit and Big Man Eater
Alabama Flood Legend
Big Man-Eater
Celestial Canoe
Celestial Skiff
How Fire Came
Men Who Went To The Sky
Origin of Fire
Origin of the Alabama Indians
Rabbit and Big Man-Eater
Rabbit and the Orphan
Rabbit and the Turkeys
Rabbit Kills Big Man-Eater
Rabbit Rescues the Sun
Terrapin and the Wolves

The Alabama nation was recognized as early as the 1500s in the chronicles of the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, and their relationship with the French dates as far back as the establishment of Fort Toulouse in Alabama in 1717. Their long history was recognized when the state of Alabama took it's name and called its principle river the Alabama. The Alabama or Alibamu (Albaamaha in the Alabama language) are a Southeastern culture people of Native Americans, originally from Alabama. They were members of the Muscogee Creek Confederacy, a loose trade and military organization of autonomous towns; their home lands were on the upper Alabama River.

The Alabama and closely allied Coushatta people migrated from Alabama and Mississippi to the area of Texas in the late 18th century and early 19th century, under pressure from European-American settlers to the east. They essentially merged and shared reservation land. Although the tribe was terminated in the 1950s, it achieved federal recognition in 1987 as the Alabama/Coushatta Tribe of Texas.

Alabama Tribes

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