Alabama Band of Cherokee – Website

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Welcome to the Alabama Band of Cherokee web site.

Our office and community center are located about half way between the Old Cherokee settlements of Turkey Town and Wills Town at the head of Little Wills Creek in Dekalb County.

In 1838-39 most of the Cherokee Nation were rounded up and forced to relocate to Oklahoma. This tragic removal came to be known as the Trail of Tears. But…not all were forced to remove. Many who were married to white settlers were exempt and allowed to stay. Others took shelter with sympathetic white neighbors. It is rumored that some Cherokee claimed to be dutch or (black dutch) in order to escape the removal.

The Alabama Band of Cherokee are the descendants of those who stayed in Alabama.

The goals of the Alabama Band of Cherokee are to provide a gathering place for all Cherokee descendants in Northeast Alabama and to promote our heritage.

If you are who you say you are this may be where you belong.

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  • teresa2paradise  On December 8, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Weavercat, is your group still around? Tried to do a google search but haven’t found you yet. Have relatives who lived in your area of Alabama, who were Cherokee. I think it was on Indian Creek, or Indian Joe Creek.

    Anyway, please let me know. Thank you. Teresa

    • weavercat  On December 8, 2011 at 4:33 am

      I am not a member of a tribe; but am researching possible Creek/Cherokee ancestors. There three state-recognized Cherokee tribes in Alabama. Two are in the central/North-central regions, the other is near Montgomery/Washington Counties.
      I have not been able to keep up with these groups’ websites (last I checked all were ‘down’); if I find any current information I will post it here, soon.
      I have never heard of “Indian Creek” or “Indian Joe Creek”…what area of Alabama is/was it located?
      I have grown up in central, and north-central Alabama. But still have lot to learn about tracing Native American ancestry. Any tips or assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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