The symbol of the Alabama-Coushatta tribes is comprised, in part, of twin water-fowls, reflecting the coming together of the two tribes as one. Joining them together at the center is what has come to be called the egg, in essence the womb of creation. Radiating symbols represent the four elements – air, earth, fire and water, and seven feathers represent the seven sacred fires and seven ceremonial pipes. The Alabama-Coushatta, residents of the Big Thicket in the Forest Trail Region for over two hundred years, joined forces throughout the 1500s as they occupied much of the country’s southeastern riparian regions. Today, the tribes share a reservation east of Livingston where members continue to keep their heritage alive. Visitors are invited to participate in a number of special events, including arts and crafts fairs and the annual Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Benefit Powwow, and are welcome to stay in the campground where recreational opportunities abound on the twenty-six acre Tom BigBee Lake.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
For more information about camping and reservations, call 800-926-9038 or 936-563-1221