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The expedition of Hernando de Soto passed through Mabila and other parts of the state in 1540.
More than 160 years later, the French founded the region's first European settlement at Old Mobile in 1702.
Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U. Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird.
Alabama is also known as the "Heart of Dixie" and the Cotton State.
While part of the same large language family, the Muskogee tribes developed distinct cultures and languages.
With exploration in the 16th century, the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach Alabama.
The Yazoo lands were added to the territory in 1804, following the Yazoo land scandal.Trade with the northeastern tribes by the Ohio River began during the Burial Mound Period (1000 BC–AD 700) and continued until European contact.This is the second-largest complex of the classic Middle Mississippian era, after Cahokia in present-day Illinois, which was the center of the culture.The latter retained control of this western territory from 1783 until the surrender of the Spanish garrison at Mobile to U. He settled in the Tombigbee District during the early 1770s.The district's boundaries were roughly limited to the area within a few miles of the Tombigbee River and included portions of what is today southern Clarke County, northernmost Mobile County, and most of Washington County.