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Phenix City in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Tie-Snake

 
 
The Tie-Snake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
1. The Tie-Snake Marker
Inscription. The Creek Indians believed this section of the river was inhabited by a giant Tie-Snake, a mythical monster that snared the unwary and dragged them down into the watery underworld. The Tie-Snake was but one of many strange creatures and natural forces featured in the myths and folk tales of the native people of this region. Among these were the Winds, the Thunder Helper, the Orphan, the Trickster Rabbit, and the Tarbaby. LaGrange lawyer W.O. Tuggle recorded many of these tales in the late 1800s. Joel Chandler Harris read Tuggle's collection, which formed part of the material out of which Harris fashioned his Uncle Remus stories.
 
Erected 2004 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 28.021′ N, 84° 59.94′ W. Marker is in Phenix City, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker can be reached from 13th Street south of 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the Phenix City Riverwalk, about halfway between Dillingham Street and 13th Street. Parking is easier behind the Russell County Courthouse near the Amphitheater. Marker is in this post office area: Phenix City AL 36867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Chattahoochee River image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2013
2. Chattahoochee River
distance of this marker. Six Indians Hanged (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Creek Town of Coweta (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coweta: Center for International Diplomacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Emperor" Brims, Mary Musgrove and Chief William McIntosh (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coweta and Northeastern Russell County: (approx. 0.2 miles away); POW ✯ MIA Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ancient Fisheries (approx. mile away); Confederates Set Fire To Lower Bridge (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Phenix City.
 
Also see . . .  Legends of the Tie-Snakes. Oklahoma Historical Society's Chronicles of Oklahoma (Submitted on October 7, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Two tie-snakes and a hand-in-eye motif in a graphic. image. Click for full size.
CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0; Released under the GNU Free Documentation License. (Herb Roe)
3. Two tie-snakes and a hand-in-eye motif in a graphic.
Based on a stone palette found at the Moundville Site in Moundville.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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