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The Long Road to Mabila
The Muscle Shoals Chapter of the Alabama Archaeological Society is holding its monthly meeting on Monday, January 14th at 6:30 pm at the Florence Indian Mound Museum. The speaker for January is Charles Moore, who will be talking about his upcoming book, The Long Road to Mabila: the Epic Battle between de Soto’s Forces and Tuskaloosa’s Warriors. The presentation will cover the battle of Mabila, which occurred in October of 1540 between Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto’s army and Chief Tuskaloosa’s warriors. Tuskaloosa was the primary chief of several villages in what is now central Alabama.