DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
PRESS RELEASE

Date/Time: Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 12:05 P.M.

Place: Alabama Power Auditorium, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Topic: “The Experience of Creek Indian Removal”

Speaker: Christopher Haveman

Between the years 1827 and 1838, almost twenty-three thousand Creek Indians were removed from the borders of Alabama and Georgia to present-day Oklahoma. Join us on Thursday, June 21, at 12 noon for the next ArchiTreats: Food for Thought program at the Alabama Department of Archives and History when Christopher Haveman will present “The Experience of Creek Indian Removal.”

image of Opthle Yoholo
Creek chief Opothle Yoholo, from McKenny and Hall.

Along with the anguish of leaving the land of their ancestors, the Creeks endured incredible hardships along the way, from extreme heat to frostbite, from torrential rain to drought-like conditions. Accidents and death were common. Haveman will discuss the Creek removal experience, as well as the difficulties faced by the Creeks who remained in Alabama during the removal era.

Christopher Haveman grew up in Bellingham, Washington and holds degrees from Western Washington University, Marquette University, and Auburn University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in History at Auburn University, writing his dissertation on Creek Indian removal.

This presentation is one in a series of monthly third-Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

For more information call (334) 353-4712.



Updated: May 21, 2007
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Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:debbie.pendleton@archives.alabama.gov