Russell County AL

Sawokli Indians

Sawokli Tribe: Possibly meaning “raccoon people,” in the Hitchiti language, and, while this is not absolutely certain, the okli undoubtedly means “people.” Sawokli Connections. The Sawokli belonged to the Muskhogean linguistic stock and to the subdivision called Atcik-hata. (See Apalachicola.) Sawokli Location. The best known historic location was on Chattahoochee River in the northeastern part […]

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Muskogee Indians

The Muskogee, often referred to as the Creek tribe, are a Native American group whose name’s origin is uncertain, possibly deriving from Shawnee language referring to swampy ground. The Cherokee called them Ani’-Gu’sa, meaning “Coosa people,” and they were known by various names among different tribes. The Muskogee language belongs to the Northern division of the Muskhogean language family. Historically, the Muskogee inhabited areas from the Atlantic coast of Georgia to central Alabama, with numerous towns and villages. Their significant role in regional history includes interactions with European explorers and settlers, alliances, and conflicts, culminating in their forced relocation to Oklahoma in the 19th century. The Muskogee population has fluctuated over time, with early estimates in the thousands and later censuses reflecting both decline and dispersal. Their cultural and historical impact is notable, especially in the formation of political confederacies and mound-building traditions.

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Native American History of Russell County, Alabama

This article discusses the history of Native Americans in Russell County, Alabama, with a focus on the Muscogee (Creek) people. The text covers their presence in the area from prehistoric times through European contact and forced removal. It highlights significant locations like Koweta, the last capital of the Creek Nation, and criticizes Alabama for its lack of protection for Native American historical sites compared to neighboring states. Additionally, it provides a timeline of Native American cultural periods in the region and translates Creek geographical names in Russell County.

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Russell County, Alabama Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Russell County Cemetery Map Hosted at Ancestry.com Cemetery Records of Jefferson County, Alabama$ Pine Grove, Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama Hosted at Russell County, USGenWeb Archives Project

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Slave Narrative of Rev. W. B. Allen

Interviewer: J. R. Jones Person Interviewed: Rev. W. B. Allen Interviewed: June 29, 1937 Location: Columbus, Georgia Residence: 425-Second Ave, Columbus, Georgia [JUL 28 1937] [TR: Original index refers to “Allen, Rev. W.B. (Uncle Wash)”; however, this informant is different from the previous informant, Washington Allen, interviewed on Dec. 18, 1936. The previous interview for

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Apalachicola Indians

Apalachicola Tribe. From Hitchiti “Apalachicoli” or Muskogee “Apalachicolo,” signifying apparently “People of the other side,” with reference probably to the Apalachicola River or some nearby stream. Also called: Talwa lako or Italwa lako, “big town,” name given by the Muskogee Indians. Palachicola or Parachukla, contractions of Apalachicola. Apalachicola Connections. This was one of those tribes

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Russell County, Alabama Census Records

  1840 Russell County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Russell County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Russell County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Russell County, Alabama: 1840 Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide

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