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Follow the Trail: Early Roads in Alabama

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This segment of the video Highways and Biways, details the earliest system of travel in Alabama. Trails lead the earliest people from place to place, and these trails always lead to water. These trails were the bases for the first road system in Alabama. As European settlers migrated to Alabama, they used this network of trails to form the first roads in which to travel and move goods. >
Extension Activities

Additional Resources:
Encyclopedia of Alabama
* American Guide Series
* Indians in the Americas
* Interactives Southeast Tribes
* Native American Art Activity
* ALEX—Alabama Learning Exchange 
* Historic Indian Tribes of Alabama—Lesson Plan
* Alabama Virtual Library
* Alabama Bronze Map
Use the bronze map of Alabama to locate images
of importance in relationship to transportation in Alabama. When visiting
Montgomery, look for the map on the lawn of the Archives and History Building.


Related Links:
Desoto’s Alabama Trails
* History of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians
* Alabama’s Indian Peoples— Map of Alabama
* Alabama’s Indian Peoples: Their Towns and Traditions
* Alabama’s Indians Peoples: Suggested Activities for students
* Alabama Indian Tribe, History
* Native American Tribes of Alabama
* Burnt Corn, Alabama History
* Native American Trail
* Native American Trail Map
* Story of Indian Trails
* The Old Federal Road: Migration Pathsof Our Ancestors
Creek War Teacher Resources
* Alabama Indian Resources
* Indian Trails and Early Roads
* The Trail of Tears: Alabama Things to Do: Native American Trails
* Alabama Historical Society: Indian Trails
* The Southeast Indian Trail Project
* Corduroy Roads
* Plank Roads
* Build Your Own Plank Road (an Art activity)


Alabama Course of Study
4th Grade Social Studies Course of Study Correlations * Describe cultures, governments, and economies of prehistoric and historic Native Americans in Alabama * Describe the relationship of the five geographic regions of Alabama to the movement of Alabama settlers during the early nineteenth century. SS16.603.47 Alabama's river systems SS16.603.48b. Significant places in present-day AL: Transportation routes SS16.603.48a. Significant places in present-day Alabama: Cities SS16.603.48c. Significant places in present-day Alabama: Rivers SS33 Places and Regions 10th Grade Social Studies Correlates to Alabama Course of Study: Social Studies 10th Grade Content Standard 1, p. 70 Correlates to Graduation Exam Eligible Content Standard I, Objective
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