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Atmore native releases new book on Creek Indians

Atmore native Lou Vickery recently announced the release of his newest book, “Alabama Creek Indians.”

Vickery’s 15th book published book, “Alabama Creek Indians” highlights historical facts about the Creek Indians in the state.

Vickery is a Alabama Creek Indian through the Moniac lineage, one of the original Poarch  Creek Families, according to a media release.

“‘Alabama Creek Indians’ is a book full of authenticity, deep and rich in illuminating information and practical facts about the history of the Creek Indians in Alabama,” State Rep. Steve McMillian said in a release. “It is a well-thought out and thoroughly researched book that offers

the reader a fascinating journey into the history of the Muskogee/Creek Indians. Lou offers timeless material that helps the reader truly navigate the historical, genealogical and biographical base of the Alabama Creek Indians.”

According to the release, readers will learn many facts and revelations about the Creek Indians.

Some of the facts presented in the book include:

• How the Creek tribal government and their lifeways

evolved over the last several centuries due to

assimilation and outside influence;

• The Creek were the first of the five tribes in the

southeastern United States to be classified as “civilized.”

Discover what qualified a tribe to be designated as such;

• Notable Europeans settled in Creek country and

integrated by marrying Creek maidens…read of their

historic influence;

• Explore the fascinating life of General Alexander

McGillivray, “the Emperor of the Creek Nation,” and his

commissioned role as a military officer in four different

countries; and,

• The construction of the Federal Road in the early 1800s

had great effect on the “civilization” of the Creek. Find out why, among others.

The book is available at Vickery’s website at www.louvickerybooks.com, and cost is $19.95, including shipping, handling and taxes.

The book is also available at Amazon.com.