Tennessee Valley Art Center

Provides rotating exhibits of the visual arts. Permanent exhibit of aboriginal art (petroglyph). The centerpiece of the art center’s Native American exhibit is the petroglyph carved into a 3,000-pound sandstone boulder more than 1,000 years ago. The images of feet and snakes were perhaps a “family portrait” of early inhabitants of Colbert County. The elegant […]

Museum of Mobile

Old Ways New Days Part I This exhibit takes you back in time to Mobile’s first inhabitants, the Native Americans. As you embark on your journey back to the present time you will learn about Mobile’s fascinating 300 year history. Back to Map of Alabama Indian Sites Internal Links: n/a External Links: MuseumofMobile.com

Black Warrior’s Path

Along the western edge of the Oakville Ceremonial Woodland Mound is the Black Warriors’ Path or Mitchell Trace. The path was a major trading route utilized by Indian people. It does not appear accidental that the Black Warriors’ Path (Mitchell Trace) connected areas of cultural importance to the Indian people of the Tennessee River Valley, […]

Cherokee Historical Museum

Cherokee County’s heritage is depicted with local newspapers, shotguns, wagons, housewares, telephones, 50-year-old doll collection and memorabilia of Grand Ole Opry comedian Rod Brasfield. Native American, Civil War, WWI, WWII and railroad artifacts.  Back to Map of Alabama Indian Sites Internal Links: n/a External Links: Cherokee County Historical Museum

Cherokee Rock Village

This rock outcropping atop Lookout Mountain has been known by many names over the years including Cherokee Rock Village, Little Rock City, Sand Rock and Sandrock.  It is believed to have been of ceremonial importance to Native Americans.  The view of Weiss Lake and the surrounding area is spectacular.  Cherokee Rock Village has been popular […]

Fort Payne Depot Museum

The mission of the Fort Payne Depot Museum is summarized as: to collect, preserve and, through exhibits, educate the public about the history of the DeKalb County area. The collections fall into three broad categories: local history artifacts, including the railroad caboose, Native American artifacts, and special-interest collections. Back to Map of Alabama Indian Sites Internal […]

Doublehead Historic Marker

About 1800 Doublehead located his village at this site, where his brother-in-law Tahonteeskee had previously lived. Doublehead’s log house was built along the same style of those of the white settlers. Chief Doublehead had previously led raids against Tennessee settlers from Moneetown, located southwest of here. In 1806 a reserve was set aside for Doublehead […]

Edith Newman Culver Museum

The historic home, located in western Lauderdale County, is now the site of a town museum that features Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and the unique heritage of Waterloo. One of Alabama’s oldest incorporated towns Waterloo was a stop along the Trail of Tears. During the Civil War the town was burned, had a […]

Guntersville Museum

The museum  houses a fine permanent collection including: The TVA Room – which traces the conception and construction of the Guntersville Dam and its bridges, The Gem Room – important gems and minerals from around the world, The Native American Room – various artifacts, paintings and tools from the Cherokee and Creek Indians, and The […]

Florence Indian Mound Museum

The mound rises from history-43 feet high, the largest trove of ancient tools, pottery, jewelry, and pipes in Alabama. Spear points that killed mammoths and mastadons as the Ice Age retreated and the Tennessee Valley sprouted green. Fish hooks sharpened out of deer hoofs, spider necklaces elegantly carved from river bottom shells, clay pots hand-shaped […]

Alabama Museum of Natural History

Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View extensive collections of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ethnology, history, and photography. Explore the Alabama Museum of Natural History housed in historic Smith Hall, one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the region. […]

Moundville Archaeological Park

The Moundville site, occupied from around A.D. 1000 until A.D. 1450, is a large settlement of Mississippian culture on the Black Warrior River in central Alabama. At the time of Moundville’s heaviest residential population, the community took the form of a three hundred-acre village built on a bluff overlooking the river. The museum houses artifacts […]

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