Vickery pens book about Poarch Creeks

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

For those looking for a gift for history buffs, Lou Vickery’s new book, “The Rise of The Poarch Band of Creek Indians,” may be a perfect purchase.
When Vickery began his research into his family tree, he had no idea the information he found would become a nationally published book.
The book became a 236-page history of the tribe that was federally recognized in 1984 and will mark the 25th anniversary of that recognition.
Vickery said when he began his research he discovered there were things about his family tree that were incorrect.
Vickery said Travis’ help was invaluable during the three-year project.
Vickery said he considered self-publishing the book but was able to work through a publisher who was interested enough in the project to produce the finished product.
In his synopsis of the book, Vickery said the volume is full of authenticity about the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and how they moved from stagnation to regeneration by using the past as a springboard to the future. The book is about transition, turning points and crossroads rich in information and practical facts.
Editors with Upword Press, a publisher of the book, said the book offers timeless material that will help readers navigate the history of the tribe.
Vickery said his Web site,, currently has six chapters of the book available to interested readers.
To learn more about Vickery’s work log onto his Web site at and follow the book showcase link.
Vickery will be signing the book Friday at the Atmore Public Library just in time for those last minute gifts. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., with a donation made to the library with each sale of the book.