Native Americans: The First Inhabitants of Cullman County
Crossing the Museum’s gracious front porch you enter the welcoming foyer, featuring German lace curtains and a handsome portrait of founder John Cullmann. Just off the foyer is an exhibit remembering the first inhabitants of the area. It was organized and sponsored by the Cullman County Archaeology Society to highlight the Indian tribes, including the Creeks, Cherokees, Chickasaws and Choctaw, who lived in this area for more than 12,000 years.
One display about the development of Indian hunting technology includes a perfect reproduction of an Atlatl which was used in earlier times for hunting. There is a display on how points were made including examples of arrowheads spanning thousands of years. And for the young and young at heart, a table in this exhibit contains embedded arrowheads with paper and crayon for making a rubbing to take with you and remember your visit.