Calendar of Events
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band will host its next meeting on February 22, 2020, at Ralph Ellison Library (Room B) at 1:00 PM.6
Presentation: “All about the Land”
The 1910 Hastain’s Township Plats of the Creek Nation
The presenter will walk participants through this interactive presentation of the Hastain’s Township Plats of the Creek Nation published in 1910. The exhibit will be presented on (20) 24″ x 36″ display Boards, which will show the complete Township and Range of original Creek Allotments (160 acres of land), which include the African Creeks citizens who were enrolled tribal members of the Creek Nation Tribe. This presentation and exhibit will show town locations laid out by the Curtis Act of 1898, which broke up tribal and communal lands in the Indian Territory.
Participants will be able to locate their Ancestor original Land Allotment, learn who their neighbors were, and understand the location of their ancestor’s land in the Creek Nation. It will also list the names of allottees, their roll number, and if the allotment was the location of the homestead. If the Township and Range are known, participants will be able to locate the information on the Creek Nation Map.
Additionally, attendees will receive an update on current actions taken by members of the MCIFB to obtain tribal membership into the MCN. There was a formal hearing to appeal the denial of citizenship on Oct 31, 2019, in the Muscogee Creek Nation complex. The Assistant Attorney General, Shanna Burgin conducted the hearing, Nathan Wilson, Citizen Director, Andy Proctor Citizenship Manager (Jenks Office) and Allan Colbert Citizenship Manager (Okmulgee Office), and five members of the MCN citizenship board were present. We will provide an update to attendees on current activities and the next steps at the meeting regarding citizenship efforts into the MCN. Genealogy tips and research assistance will be available.
We look forward to seeing you!
Where: Ralph Ellison Library
When: February 22, 2022
Address: 2000 NE. 23rd St. OKC, 73111
Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band
PO. Box 6366
Moore, OK, 73153
405-414-0366 or 405-204-0023
August 24, 2019 meeting!
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band will host its next meeting at Greater New Faith Ministry on August 24, 2019, at 1:00 pm.
Genealogy research assistance will be provided to those interested in tracing their roots to the Dawes Roll. Please bring your family documents so that we can better serve you. The Creek Treaty of 1866 will be discussed as well as the history of the Creek Freedmen. This meeting is free of charge and is open to the general public. Please contact the MCIFB if you have questions or if you would like to become an official member or supporter.
We have engaged with a candidate running for elected office for the MCN who has reached out in support of the Creek Freedmen and expressed an interested in attending the meeting.
When: August 24, 2019
Where: GREATER NEW FAITH MINISTRY
Address: 1535 East 6th St., Okmulgee, OK, 74447
April 27, 2019 General meeting!
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band will host its next meeting at Ralph Ellison Library on April 27, 2019, at 1:00 pm. Topics of discussions will include the federal lawsuit filed by attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons of Riggs Abney law firm on behalf of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band to restore citizenship to thousands of Creek Freedmen within the Muscogee Creek Nation. H.R. 1514 will be discussed, a bill introduced on March 5, 2019, in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of Creek Freedmen by U.S. Representative Danny Davis. The express purpose of the bill is “To sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedmen disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979, Creek Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.”
Genealogy tips and research assistance will be provided to those interested in tracing their roots to the Dawes Roll. Please bring your family documents so that we can better serve you. This meeting is free of charge and is open to the general public. Please contact the MCIFB if you have questions or if you would like to become an official member or supporter.
When: April 27, 2019
Where: Ralph Ellison Library Address: 2000 NE 23rd ST, Oklahoma City, OK
History and Genetics conference set for June 15, 2019!
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band in collaboration with W. Montague Cobb Research Lab, Howard University and Avery Research Center, College of Charleston is pleased to announce its June 15, 2019 conference!
The 2019 conference will be held at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102, from 10:00 am-5: 00 pm. The Banquet will be held at Pearl’s Bricktown, 303 E. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK, 73104 at 6:30 pm. The 2019 conference has attracted scholarly presenters and speakers; presentations will focus on Creek Freedmen, Seminole Freedmen, and Gullah history. Topic of discussions will explore the intertwining histories, culture, relationships, and racial identity of Black Indians and Native Americans. Other significant activities are planned such as a genealogy workshop that will cover Creek and Seminole Freedmen history. A planned panel discussion will include attorneys, historians, and the descendants of Creek and Seminole Freedmen. Discussions to include currents issues in Indian country affecting the disenfranchised Freedmen.
Freedmen leaders Leetta Osborne-Sampson (Seminole-Caesar Bruner Band), Sylvia Davis (Seminole-Dosar Barkus Band), Sache’ Primeaux-Shaw (Ponca/Seminole-Caesar Bruner Band), are among the confirmed speakers. An exciting time is sure to be had by all in attendance.
Conference attendees are invited to participate in African Bloodlines an important project spearheaded by W. Montague Cobb Research Lab, Howard University and Ms. Caldwell. This project investigates ancestral, bio-cultural, and genetic linkages of chronic disease amongst African Americans and African American micro-ethnic groups. By combining relevant historical, anthropological, and genomic-based techniques in hopes to create a comprehensive analysis, particularly of cardiovascular disease, in the precision medicine era. African Bloodlines is the colloquial name for “Identifying Genetic and Bio-Cultural Linkages to Cardiovascular disease among African Americans.” Ancestral and Health DNA testing will be provided to participants. Participation in this project is optional.
The conference work-shops fee is $35.00 and includes lunch. The fee for official members is $25.00. The conference banquet will be held at Pearls Bricktown at 6:30 pm. The ticket price is $35.00 and can be purchased via eventbrite, or mail your check to MCIFB at PO BOX. 6366, Moore, Oklahoma, 73153. Conference registration ends on June 1, 2019. For additional information email us at email@example.com.
Please purchase tickets at the link below.
Thank you, and we look forward to visiting with you on June 15, 2019!!!
Rhonda K. Grayson
Members can purchase at the link below for the reduced rate.