Having grown up in Baldwin, Escambia, and Monroe Counties, I have been told stories about the Creek Indians all my life. The extensive research author Lou Vickery did in writing this book adds truth and history to this folklore. He details the saga of the Alabama Creek Indians from the early 1500s to the present. Anyone interested in Native American history will appreciate this informative, documented, and riveting read.
Steve McMillan, member of Alabama House of Representatives, District 95
ALABAMA CREEK INDIANS by Lou Vickery should be on the shelf of every student of Alabama history. Mr. Vickery writes and combines the details of the beauty and honor of his Indian heritage, as he explores the origin, history, culture, and legend of what became known as the Alabama Creek Nation. Lou draws from first-person accounts, letters, government reports, and records, information that is sure of interest to every Alabamian. As the author writes: “History cannot be changed by simply ignoring the scars from the past. Some wounds have a way of resurfacing if we don’t remind ourselves of the cause.”
Herndon Inge III, Mobile Historical Society
Lou Vickery has written a comprehensive and interesting book about the history of the Alabama Creek Indians. He and his relatives are part of the story. It is very well researched and told in a very readable style that is hard to put down.
Bill Laughlin, retired, Baldwin County, Alabama