Category Archives: Native Americans


Among Hoole’s many fascinating treasures is this slim manuscript volume – eight pages of hand written text, which came to us as part of the T.P. Thompson Collection. The detail above gives us the words for rain, wind, sun, moon, … Continue reading

In great confusion I drop you a line…: A Letter from the Creek Indian War

On August 30, 1813, Creek Indians, under the leadership of William Weatherford, also known as Red Eagle, attacked Fort Mims in what is now Baldwin County, killing nearly 250 settlers who had gathered there for protection. The attack caused fear … Continue reading

Native American History Resources

The Division of Special Collections¬†has some interesting resources related to the culture and history of local Native American tribes,¬†both in the Williams Collection and at Hoole Library. For Native American Heritage Month, we’d like to share a few pertinent manuscript … Continue reading