Constitution and by-laws of the Alabama and Coushatta tribes of Texas

approved August 19, 1938
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Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas, Indians of North America -- Texas, Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws
ContributionsUnited States. Office of Indian Affairs
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Pagination1 l., 10 p. ;
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LC Control Number38026981

The Alabama–Coushatta Tribe of Texas is a federally recognized tribe of Alabama and Koasati in Polk County, tribe hosts an annual powwow in early June.

These peoples are descended from members of the historic Muscogee or Creek Confederacy of numerous tribes in the southeast United States, particularly Georgia and Alabama.

A Lifetime Journey: Alabama-Coushatta Name New Chiefs For the first time in nearly two decades, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is welcoming a new principal and second chief. The 1,member tribe, located on 4, acres of land north of Houston, elects its chiefs to life terms.

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Constitution and by-laws of the Alabama and Coushatta tribes of Texas: approved Aug Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas - Constitution. Published: ; Received: Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to present current and accurate information, if you need an official version of the tribe’s laws, please contact the tribe.

The tribe has not given permission for the full text of this document to be online. The membership of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas shall consist of: (a) All persons whose names appear, or are entitled to appear, on the official census roll of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas as of June 1.

Provided, That within three years from the adop-tion and approval of this Constitution and By-laws, additions and. alabama and coushatta indians of texas Download alabama and coushatta indians of texas or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get alabama and coushatta indians of texas book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Kalita S People. The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas has the oldest reservation in the State located on approximat acres in the Big Thicket of Deep East Texas.

The Tribe is a fully functioning sovereign government with a full array of health and human services, including law enforcement and emergency services.

There are more than 1, members, about. Constitution and By-Laws of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas, approved Aug ; Alabama-Coushatta Wikipedia; Bibliography [edit | edit source] Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Gr Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.

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Indian Reservations: A State and Federal Handbook. Jefferson, North Caroline: McFarland & Co., c WorldCat ; FHL book In2. Hodge, Frederick Webb. This letter responds to the request by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Jto the National Indian Gaming Commission to review and approve the Tribe's Class II gaming ordinance.

The gaming ordinance was adopted by Resolution No. by the Alabama-Coushatta. The governing body under the Alabama-Coushatta constitution and by-laws is the Tribal Council, composed of seven members elected by tribe members.

The chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is an advisory member and votes only to break a tie. The officers of the Tribal Council are chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and treasurer. BY-LAWS OF THE ALABAMA AND COUSHATTA TRIBES OF TEXAS ARTICLE I—DUTIES OF OFFICERS SECTION1. The duties of the officers of the Tribal Council shall be as follows: (a) The Chairman of the Tribal Council shall preside at all meet­ ings of the Council.

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TRIBAL NEWS. TRIBAL EVENTS. EMPLOYMENT. TRIBAL LEADERSHIP. CHIEF HISTORY. State Park 56 | Livingston, Texas LAKE TOMBIGBEE CAMPGROUND. NASKILA GAMING. roll of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas as of June 1.

Provided, that within three years from the adoption and approval of this Constitution and By-laws, additions and eliminations may be made in said roll by the Tribal Council, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior.

Whereas, the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas are a recognized Indian tribe organized under a constitution and by-laws ratified by the members of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes on Jand approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Interior on Augpursuant to section.

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Campground is an out of the way oasis in the middle of the Big Thicket of East Texas. Lots of tall pine trees throughout the campground. Lake Tombigbee (manmade) has fishing, swimming and boat rentals as well to paddle around/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Whereas, the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas are a rec­ ognized Indian tribe organized under a constitution and by-laws ratified by the members of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes on Jand approved by the Assistant Secretary of the In­.

Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations, part of the Tribal Legal Studies Textbook Series, is designed to serve as a guide to communities engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and to students who are studying that any nation, Indigenous or non-Indigenous, drafting and adopting a constitution is more than a legal process.

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Tribal council members are not entitled to tribal sovereign immunity because in the Fifth Circuit tribal officials are not immune from suits for declaratory and injunctive relief.

[1] The Restoration Act provides: "The Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas shall be considered as one tribal unit for purposes of this subchapter and any other law or rule of law of the United States." 25 U.S.C.

§ [2] The Fifth Circuit recognized that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was not a party to the suit. The Court explained that. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive 3 Alabama - Coushatta Tribe of Texas - Constitution 4 Alabama - Coushatta Tribe of Texas - 5 Apache Tribe of Oklahoma - 6 Caddo Nation of Oklahoma - Amend Since then, Alabama-Coushatta affairs have been alternately under both state and federal jurisdiction.

The tribes formally incorporated under the Indian Reorganization Act of and developed both a constitution and by-laws. Anadarko.

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The Anadarkos lived in East Texas in present-day Nacogdoches and Rusk counties. Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Tex. Texas, F. Supp. 2d(E.D. Tex. ) ("The injunction sought by the State of Texas is authorized by both state and federal statutes."); see also.

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for help with its disputed casino in Texas. In a petition filed Septem the tribe called on the high court to recognize its sovereign rights over its homelands. Doing so would keep Naskila Gaming, a Class II gaming facility, open over the objections of the state.

"This court’s review is necessary to restore nationwide. Native American tribes did not use blood quantum law until the government introduced the Indian Reorganization Act ofinstead determining tribal status on the basis of kinship, lineage and family ties.

Some tribes, such as the Navajo Nation, did not adopt the type of written constitution suggested in that law until the s. The Alabama State Constitution provides extensive analysis on American's longest state constitution, with an emphasis on the impact of recent court decisions declaring several of its most recently adopted provisions as in conflict with the U.S.

Constitution and thus invalid. Since entering the Union inAlabama has had six constitutions. WHEREAS, on June 2,the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas opened its Class II gaming center; and WHEREAS, the State of Texas’ attempt to regulate such activities disregards the intentions of Congress and the Department of Interior in affirming the inherent right of Indian Tribes to conduct Indian gaming as an essential element of Tribal.

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is home to the federally recognized Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas. This indian tribe includes Alabama Indians (Alibamu or Albaamaha) and Coushatta Indians (Koasati) who joined together in the s. The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation was established inand is 4, acres located 17 miles east of Livingston, Texas.

The Alabama–Quassarte Tribal Town is both a federally recognized Native American tribe and a traditional township of Muskogean-speaking Alabama and Coushatta (also known as Quassarte) peoples.

Their traditional languages include Alabama, Koasati, and ofthe tribe includes enrolled members, who live within the state of Oklahoma as well as Texas, Louisiana, &. In14, Creeks journeyed to Oklahoma. Some of them split off to live with the Alabama-Coushatta Indians in Texas, but most eventually moved to join their countrymen in the Indian Territory.

The Standing Committee on Indian Affairs reported "Coushatta, Alabama, Biloxi, and Muskogee" living in Nacogdoches and Liberty counties in Coushatta Indian Folklore Koasati Myths and Tales: E-book of Swanton's collection of Koasati legends.

The Origin of Fire: Alabama-Coushatta myth about how humans won fire from the bear. Recommended Books on Coushatta Mythology Myths and Folktales of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians of Texas: Good collection of Alabama-Coushatta legends.PREAMBLE.

We, the Creek Indians of the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, a recognized band of Indians composed of the former tribal towns of Alabama and Quassarte No. 1, in order to get the benefits of the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act, do adopt the following constitution and by .