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MUSCOGEE

A STUDY OF THE CREEK INDIANS
The Original Inhabitants of much of Alabama And Georgia

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~~ Alabama 1818 map ~~ Creek Indian Cessions 1732-1832 ~~ Two Huge Oak Trees A Long Walk Apart ~~ Tukabahchi Monument ~~ Native Media Resource Page ~~ OK Creek Nation USGenWeb page ~~ Kialegee Tribal Town ~~ Creek & Seminole Nations, 1832 ~~ Creek Nation, 1856 ~~ Creek Nation, 1866 ~~ Creek Nation, 1895 ~~ Elmore Co. AL, 1895 ~~ Maps Before And After Statehood


Alabama 1818 map

from the Washington Co. ALGenWeb page shows present-day Elmore Co. to have been in the Upper Creek territory. This will be the area including Fort Jackson, extending westward from the Coosa River and bounded on the south and east by the Tallapoosa River.


Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection
A feature of UT Library Online
Creek Indian Cessions 1732-1832 from the University of Texas map collection. Cessions


TWO HUGE OAK TREES A LONG WALK APART

"The History of Tallassee", by Virginia Golden, mentioned that Tulsa OK may have been named for Talasee (Tallassee) in Elmore Co. Tulsa was settled by a band of Creek Indians known as the Lochapokas or Lachapokas who, upon arriving in OK, built a ceremonial fire under a Council Tree (right).
OK oak
AL oak
A similar huge Council Tree (left), was located in Tuckabatchie (Elmore Co. AL) and stood until 1929. It is pictured in the "History of Tallassee". , Loachapoka (location/map), one of the oldest towns in AL is some 25 miles from Tallassee AL in Lee Co. Loachapoka history.


Tukabahchi Monument
(original and historically meaningful location)

Formerly located at the site of the Great Council Tree
(now meaninglessly relocated in the town of Tallassee AL),
pictured in the History of Tallassee
by Virginia Golden, reads:

THIS STONE PLACED AT THE
GREAT COUNCIL TREE
MARKS THE SITE OF
TUKABAHCHI
1686-1836
CAPITAL OF THE UPPER CREEK INDIAN
NATION. HERE WERE BORN EFAU HAUJO,
GREAT MEDAL CHIEF, AND OPOTHLEYAHOLO,
CREEK LEADERS. BIG WARRIOR RESIDED
NEARBY. HERE CAME TECUMSEH IN 1811
TO AROUSE THE NATIVES AGAINST THE
WHITE SETTLERS AND WAS SUCCESSFULLY
OPPOSED BY COL. BENJAMIN HAWKINS,
PRINCIPAL AGENT FOR INDIAN AFFAIRS
SOUTH OF THE OHIO RIVER. HERE IN 1823
LEE COMPERE ESTABLISHED A BAPTIST
MISSION SCHOOL.

PLACED MAY 13, 1929
BY THE ALABAMA
ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY


Native Media Rsrc Center

Archive.org Native Media Resource Page
gives some insights into the life of the Creek people in Oklahoma.


OK/IT OK Creek Nation USGenWeb page. Read this page and you'll see many familiar placenames.


Two familiar Elmore Co. AL names appear in the text listing for the office of the Kialegee Tribal Town located in Wetumka , Okmulgee Co. OK.


AniMap
EDITED ANIMAP MAPS
COMPARING SHRINKING CREEK TERRITORY IN OKLAHOMA TO MODERN COUNTIES


The 1895 U.S. Atlas Project


OKGenWeb
MAPS BEFORE AND AFTER STATEHOOD
* AniMap (courtesy of Goldbug)

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