University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Alabama Indians Land Grants, 1854-1855



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alabama Indians on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation
Title: Alabama Indians Land Grants
Dates: 1854-1855
Abstract: In 1854, largely because of the efforts of Sam Houston, the state of Texas purchased 1,280 acres of land for the Alabama Indians on which they and the Coushatta Indians, a closely related tribe, still live. Collection consists of photostats of three deeds and one record.
Extent: 4 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Alabama Indians on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation are the holders of the original deeds. In 1854, largely because of the efforts of Sam Houston, the state of Texas purchased 1,280 acres of land for the Alabama Indians on which they and the Coushatta Indians, a closely related tribe, still live.


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of photostats of three deeds registering the transfer of land by M.A. Hardin, M.R. Moore, and Samuel Rowe, through the state of Texas, to the Alabama Indians and one record of the legality of Rowe's purchase of his land at an estate sale.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Alibamu Indians--History--Sources.
Indians of North America--Texas.
Land grants--Texas.
Polk County (Tex.)--History--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alabama Indians Land Grants, 1854-1855, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2A130 Deeds, record