Debra Taunton Hughey has no college degree in archaeology, anthropology, or even history, but she is considered by many as the expert of Muskogee Creek Native American culture in the Tallapoosa River Valley of East-Central Alabama.
new things about the original inhabitants of the Tallassee, Alabama area has been her life-long passion. She has read hundreds of books on the subject, made acquaintances with numerous archaeologists from local universities as well as native peoples
from Alabama, Oklahoma and the southeast United States. She has spent much of her time roaming up and down the Tallapoosa River her entire life.
Her life experiences, along with her Native American ancestry and heritage, provide her
with an excellent ability to write with authority and accuracy on the original inhabitants of our area.