RootsTech Family Search- Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band • Virtual Booth • RootsTech 2022 • FamilySearch
We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about the unparalleled cultural heritage and history of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen! We desire that the untold history of the African Creek Indian is presented factually through historical documents, cultural events, and various educational programs that we implement and preserve in the pages of history.
Our website is designed to serve two purposes. First, it will serve as a resource, providing historical facts regarding the history and cultural heritage of the African Creek Indian Freedmen. Second, it will provide information regarding our plight as citizens of the Muscogee Creek Nation about our political rights, defined by the Creek Treaty of 1866, Article 2.
Check periodically for updates and calendar events, including conferences, genealogy workshops, museum exhibits, and community preservation projects. Don’t forget to view our Little-Known History tab and Who are the Freedmen or African Creeks tab for information regarding the history of the Creek Freedmen.
The descendants of Creek Indian Freedmen operate the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band, who were designated as Freedmen by the Dawes Commission in the late 1800s.
|Treaty of 1866|
|Article 2 of the Creek Treaty of June 14, 1866, provides that.|
The Creeks hereby covenant and agree that henceforth neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the parties shall have been duly convicted in accordance with laws applicable to all members of said tribe, shall ever exist in said nation; and inasmuch as there are among the Creeks many persons of African descent, who have no interest in the soil, it is stipulated that hereafter these persons lawfully residing in said Creek country under their laws and usages, or who have been thus residing in said country, and may return within one year from the ratification of this treaty, and their descendants and such others of the same race as may be permitted by the laws of the said nation to settle within the limits of the jurisdiction of the Creek Nation as citizens [thereof,] shall have and enjoy all the rights and privileges of native citizens, including an equal interest in the soil and national funds, and the laws of the said nation shall be equally binding upon and give equal protection to all such persons.