Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Sign at the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation east of Livingston, Texas
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Texas)|
|English, Alabama, Koasati|
|traditional tribal religion, Protestant Christianity|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Alabama and Koasati people|
The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation was established in 1854, and is 4,593.7 acres large and is located 17 miles east of Livingston, Texas. About half the tribe or 500 people live on the reservation.
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is headquartered in Livingston, Texas. The tribe is governed by a democratically-elected seven-member council, as well as a principle chief and second chief who serve for life. The current administration is as follows:
- Principle Chief: Oscola Clayton Sylestine
- Second Chief: Colabe Clem Sylestine
- Chairman: Kyle Williams
- Vice-Chairman: Clint Poncho
- Treasurer: Pete Polite
- Secretary: Melanie Battise
- Council: Nita Battise
- Council: Ronnie Poncho
- Council: Roland Thomas.
- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1
- Wray, Dianna. "The Alabama-Coushatta Still Exist and Are Doing What They Need to Do to Continue." Houston Press. Wednesday November 13, 2013.
- Wray, Dianna. "Cover Story: Dreamcatchers." Houston Press. November 13, 2013.
- Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, official website