Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

The Alabama and closely allied Coushatta migrated from Alabama and Mississippi to the area of Texas in the late 18th century and early 19th century. They received Federal recognition in 1987.

About Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas

The Alabama or Alibamu (Albaamaha in the Alabama language) are a Southeastern culture people of Native Americans, originally from Mississippi. The Alabama and closely allied Coushatta migrated from Alabama and Mississippi to the area of Texas in the late 18th century and early 19th century, under pressure from European-American settlers to the east. They essentially merged and shared reservation land. Although the tribe was terminated in the 1950s, it achieved federal recognition in 1987 as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. Its 1,137 members have about 4,500 acres (18_km2) of reservation.