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 Alabama Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage in Alabama 

Alabama is rich in Native American history. In Florence, the Indian Mound & Museum is the largest domiciliary mound in the Tennessee Valley. It houses a large collection of Native American relics found in the area, with chronological displays and explanations of artifacts.

In Fort Mitchell, explore the Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center.

Journey to Moulton for the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center and Moundville Archaeological Park near Tuscaloosa.

A historic marker stands in Eufaula's Old Creek Town Park in memory of Chief Eufaula. In 1836, he spoke to the Alabama Legislature in then–capital Tuscaloosa before leading the last of the Creek tribe out of the state.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, located near Dadeville, is where, on March 27, 1814, General Andrew Jackson defeated Chief Menawa and the Upper or Red Stick Creeks.

The tribes and traditions of Alabama's Native Americans live on at these and many other sites throughout the state.

 

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