Tag: Native Americans

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Chickasaw Chiefs – family stories of Levi and George Colbert

(Transcribed and unedited excerpt from a story written by WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, Susan Russell. The Chickasaw Colberts of Colbert County by WPA…

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Cherokees were the first settlers in the Tennessee Valley of Alabama [names of delegates]

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer, William P. Burke Towns and Native Americans of Jackson County, Alabama written by…

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General Woodward wrote this interesting letter on April 25th, 1858 to Historian, Albert Pickett in 1858 about the Native Americans

(This is a transcription of a letter written by 1858 about Alabama Indians by Gen. Woodward to historian Albert J. Pickett) Wheeling, Winn Parish,…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

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Catherine Brown – born ca. 1800 – According to some historians, she is Alabama’s equivalent of Pocahontas

Catharine Brown was born about the year 1800. in a part of the country belonging to the Cherokee Indians, now called Wills-Valley,1 in the northeastern…

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Maybe we should adopt this Native American way of settling disputes – we’d have less bloodshed

Civil Affairs in Alabama Territory and unique Native American method for settling land dispute. (Excerpt from: The Great Southeast or Clarke County and its Surroundings,…