Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas Constitution

Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas

The Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas is located in East Texas with a population of 1,000 individuals. Their constitution was ratified in 1938. The federal government terminated its relationship with the tribe in 1954 and restored federal recognition in 1987.

Preamble: We, the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas, in order to organize for the common welfare of ourselves and our posterity and to insure domestic tranquility; to conserve and develop our natural resources; to form business and other organizations; to enjoy certain rights of home rule; to provide education in schools of higher learning, including vocational, trade, high schools, and colleges for our people, do ordain and establish this constitution according to the Act of Congress, dated June 18, 1934, known as the Indian Reorganization Act (48 Stat. 984).


Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas. 1938. "Constitution and By-Laws of the Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Texas." Livingston, TX. 

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