Poarch Band of Creek Indians
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History of the Poarch Creek Indians

A rich heritage of purpose, community, and spirit

The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation that once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia and can trace its roots back to the Paleo-Indian period. Unlike many other tribes, the Poarch Creeks avoided removal from their Tribal lands and have lived together for almost 200 years in and around the reservation in Poarch, Alabama. They became federally recognized in 1984 and remain the only Tribe in the state of Alabama with this designation. United in their mission to serve, the Poarch Creek Indians have fought hard to preserve their proud heritage while moving forward into the mainstream of today’s modern society. The Tribe’s determination to maintain both their identity and inherent right to self-govern is evident by their continued efforts to preserve their Tribal culture and improve their community.

Learn more about our People

Woven Together

To learn more about our history, read “Woven Together, The Story of the Poarch Creek Indians.” Click below to read online or to purchase our hardback coffee table book for your home.

The Story of the Porch Creek Indians

To learn more about early Creek life, conflicts, Trail of Tears, and emersion of our sovereign Tribe, click below to read about our rich history.

Museum & Gift Shop

Admission-free and open to the public, our museum is the place to experience our Tribe’s history firsthand. In our museum gift shop, you’ll find a wide variety of books, gifts and handcrafted items. Open Monday-Friday, 8am–5pm.


Get access

For Tribal Bill Pay login assistance, contact Candy Byrd at (251) 368-9136 ext 2006 or cbyrd@pci-nsn.gov

The Roundhouse is accessible to Tribal Citizens and Tribal Government Employees only. For login assistance, please email theroundhouse@pci-nsn.gov or call Sharon Delmar at (251) 368-9136 ext 2216