Alabama Indian Tribes and Languages Indigenous Languages Native American Cultures What's new on our site today! Welcome to our Alabama State Facts section, part of an educational project designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states. Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history of each Alabama tribe, or scroll below the map for Alabama Indian activities for kids including a wordsearch, fact sheets, and words from the Native American languages of Alabama.
Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!Sponsored Links American Indians in Alabama Did you know the name "Alabama" is a Muskogean Indian word? It meant "campsite" or "clearing," and became used as a name for one of the major tribes in the area, the Alabama (or Alabamee) Indians. The Alabama Indians were not the only native people of this region, however. The original inhabitants of the area that is now Alabama included: Most Native Americans were forced to leave Alabama during the Indian Removals of the 1800's.
These tribes are not extinct, but except for the descendants of Alabama Indians who escaped from Removal, they do not live in Alabama anymore. They were moved to Indian reservations in Oklahoma and Texas instead. If you click on the link for each tribe, you can find more information about them. There is one federally recognized Indian tribe in Alabama today. Here is the address of Alabama's Indian reservation: Other Indian tribes, bands and communities remaining in Alabama today include: Cherokee Tribe of Northeast AlabamaPO Box 1227Scottsboro, AL 35768 Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama630 County Road 1281Falkville, AL 35622 Machis Lower Creek TribeRt 1 708 South John StNew Brockton, AL 36351 Mowa Band of Choctaw1080 Red Fox Rd.
Mt. Vernon, AL 36560 Star Clan of Muskogee CreeksPO Box 126Goshen, AL 36035 . Teaching and learning activities about Alabama Native Americans: Feel free to print these out for classroom use!Alabama Tribes Word Search: Printable puzzle hiding the names of Alabama's Indian tribes.Alabama Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Alabama languages.Alabama Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Alabama animals.
Write Your Name In Cherokee: Directions for using the Cherokee writing system to spell English names.Alabama Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the Indian tribes of Alabama. We currently have pages for the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Coushatta, Muskogee, and Alabama Indian tribe. Recommended books about Alabama Native Americans: Alabama Native Americans: Introducing the Native Americans of Alabama to kids.
They Say The Wind Is Red: History of the Alabama Choctaw tribe.Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast: Archaeology of Alabama and the Middle South: Ancient Alabama Indian history.Indian Place Names in Alabama: The native etymology of present-day place-names in Alabama.Historic Indian Towns in Alabama: Ethnography and historical geography of Alabama Native Americans.The Winding Trails: Kids' book on the Alabama-Coushatta tribe.
Myths and Folktales of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians: Traditional Koasati and Alabama Indian stories for sale. Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Alabama state: Alabama Indian Affairs Commission: State bureau representing American Indians in Alabama.Indian Tribes of Alabama: History and genealogy of the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Creek Indians in Alabama.Alabama History: Indian Removal Era: History and the texts of four treaties with the Alabama Creek and Cherokee Indians.
Early Settlers of Alabama: Cherokee Indians: Article on Cherokee Indian history in Alabama.Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama: Article on Creek Indian history and culture in Alabama.Introduction to the Alabama Creeks: Information, lesson plans, and maps showing the location of Indian villages and other settlements.The Creek Indian Wars in Alabama: History of the Alabama Indian role in the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1836.
Prehistoric Alabama: Articles on ancient Alabama tribes from the Paleo-Indians through the Mound-Builders.Southeast Indian Artifacts Guide: Photographs and descriptions of arrowheads and Indian relics from Alabama and Georgia.Moundville Archaeological Site: Online museum exhibit on Alabama's Indian mounds and the culture that built these sites.Native American Indian tribes of Alabama: Historical overview of all the main Indian groups in Alabama.
Moundville Alabama Indian Festival: Pictures from Alabama's annual Native American cultural event. Sponsored Links: Back to the index of Native American tribesBack to our index of Indian tribes by stateBack to our Native American FAQ for KidsNative American art Cayuga camps Mohican casino Osage Indian tattoosWould you like to sponsor our nonprofit work on Alabama languages? Native Languages of the Americas website � 1998-2015See Also: Emotional Support Animal For Anxiety
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Mammals are characterized as warm-blooded (body temperature is internally regulated and constant, regardless of the external temperature) animals whose skin is more or less covered with hair and the young are nourished with milk.Alabama is home to 62 native mammals, including 22 species of rodents, 16 species of bats, 11 species of carnivores, six species of insectivores, four species of rabbits, one ungulate, one opossum and one armadillo.
In addition, there are 6 additional exotic (non-native) species that have been introduced in Alabama - the black rat, Norway rat, house mouse, nutria, fallow deer and feral swine. Three species of carnivores are included as accidentals, meaning a sighting was verified, however, since the sighting was far outside the animal"s normal geographic distribution, it is not expected to be seen again.
Historically - four additional species occured in Alabama, but have been extirpated (occur in other states, but no longer in Alabama), they include the red wolf, puma, elk and bison. References Cited: Mirarchi. Ralph E., ed. 2004. Alabama Wildlife, Volume One. A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL.