The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe of Native Americans in Alabama. Historically speaking the Muskogean language, they were formerly known as the Creek Nation East of the Mississippi. They are located mostly in Escambia County. They operate three gaming casinos and a hotel. The Poarch Band descends from Muscogee Creek Indians who sided with the United States in the Creek War of 1813 - 1814. Many Creeks remained in Alabama despite the Indian Removal Act of 1830. They have lived in Alabama as a distinct community for the last two centuries. The Poarch Band represents only some of the descendants of those who were not removed.
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