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Demographic Data: Settlement patterns of Alabama and Mississippi in 1816

Demographic Data:  Settlement patterns of Alabama and Mississippi in 1816

Edna Dixon has sent POOF the link to a detailed description of the population and settlement patterns of Alabama and Mississippi in 1816.   If you are in need for this information, you can download the Adobe PDF file from this website:

Alabama and Mississippi in 1816

It should be noted that until 1821, the Kingdom of Spain claimed the southern part of Alabama up to approximately where Atmore, AL is now located.  Atmore is the location of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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    Richard, the Ellicott Stone marks the demarcation line and was placed and sanctioned by both American and Spanish officials. The date on the Stone is 1799.


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