The act enables local authorities to decide when to limit the sale of alcoholic beverages to Indians, in order to protect the colonists and preserve peaceful relations with local tribes: "Whereas frequent Tumults and Disturbances have happened by...
This section includes "very curious old" manuscripts, "being Bills of sale and other business papers made by the wealthy Creek Indians many years since." The documents were given to Pickett by Edward Hamrick of Montgomery.
Most of the documents deal with either the emancipation of slaves or the transfer of slave ownership to other family members. In addition to these records, there is a resolution (dated June 29, 1825) in which leaders of the Broken Arrow Council...
Earles pleads not guilty to the charge of treason against the state of Alabama; he was indicted because of his close association with the Creek Indians in the eastern part of the state. Six witnesses provide statements about his acquaintance with...
In the passages Pénicaut describes fighting between the French settlers and local Indian tribes (especially the Alibamons); recounts a visit with the Natchez Indians on the Mississippi River, during which he observed the tribe's customs and...
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