Do you enjoy the stories on Alabama Pioneers? Then read even more in our new book

You asked for it, so here it is!

Now available

Several people requested a hard copy of our articles so we decided to publish a book of lost and forgotten stories plus additional information and stories not found on www.alabamapioneers.com.

The stories in Alabama Footprints – Exploration – A collection of lost & forgotten stories of Alabama, concerns the discovery of Alabama and the initial settlement era.

If you enjoy Alabama Footprints – Exploration, we plan to make this a series.  But it all depends on you so be sure to let us know what you think. Remember the sale of books funds this website so the website can continue to remain FREE.

See the Table of Contents below:


Table of Contents

Spanish Explorers

  1. De Soto’s Interpreter Was Almost Roasted By The Indians
  2. De Soto Was Refused Indian Maidens To Accompany Him
  3. The People Of Maubilla – Exterminated

French Explorers

  1. First Mardi Gras In America
  2. Alabama Belonged To France For Sixty-five Years
  3. The Mississippi Bubble Burst

Revolutionary War

  1. Alabama’s First Indian Agents
  2. Royalists Settle In Alabama
  3. James Willing And His Band Left A Trail of Devastation Seldom Equaled
  4. The American Revolution Fought In Alabama

Early Immigrants To Alabama

  1. The Wife of President Andrew Jackson, Was A Pioneer Of Madison County, Alabama
  2. Injured, Robbed And Traveling On Foot, They Still Made It To Alabama In 1791
  3. Sophia McGillivray – A Remarkable Woman
  4. North Carolinians Preserve And Finally Arrive In Alabama
  5. Milly, Alone In The Wilderness Of Montgomery, Alabama In 1792
  6. Montgomery County, Alabama Inhabited By Some Interesting Characters

Living With The Native Americans

  1. Some of the Alabama Pioneers Captured And Ransomed By The Native Americans
  2. Surveying Alabama Trading Houses Established
  3. Mississippi Territory Created Governor Blount Ousted First School Opened
  4. They Made Sure The Knot Was Tied Securely
  5. A Unique Native American Way To Settle A Land Dispute

Civilization Arrives

  1. Religion, Patriotism, Laws And Civilization
  2. The Federal Road – Alabama’s First Interstate
  3. Streets Paved With Brick and Stone
  4. Some Early Towns In Alabama
  5. Native Americans Deceived By British


You can purchase the book directly from the publisher here  or at Amazon.com through the link below.
ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Exploration: Lost & Forgotten Stories (Volume 1)

It will be available at Barnes and Noble and other retail stores soon and on Kindle in the near future.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Alex Mansell

    Do you ship internationally? 🙂 (Ireland)

    1. Alex Mansell

      :). Well played, my friend.

  2. Shannon Kinney

    Thanks! Just ordered it…

    1. Alabama Pioneers

      Thank you, it was a fun book to do

  3. Serena Williams

    I plan to order a copy to use it as a way to teach my children early Alabama History.

  4. Just ordered! Love learning about Alabama history!

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