Last Tuesday Feb 7, in Austin, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe were honored by the state legislature.
Along with the Tribe, who performed festive dances (photo left), elected officials and community leaders from Tyler and Polk counties traveled with the Tribe and the Tribal Council to Austin to celebrate.
Many Tyler County residents made the trip to support the tribe, including (above) Chris and Cathy Bennett and Holly Wells and Joshua Kame. Cathy Bennett and Wells represented the Tyler County Chamber of Commerce, with Bennett as president and Wells as its executive director.
Attendees also included the county’s elected officials. All attendees enjoyed, in addition to the dances and fellowship, a hearty and tasty barbecue lunch. Photos by Emily Banks-Wooten | Polk County Enterprise