Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council House

Following the destruction left by the Civil War, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation began restoring order to their new home. In 1867, the Nation adopted a new constitution calling for a new national government modeled on a bicameral legislative system similar to that of the United States. In 1867, the Nation constructed a log cabin capitol building at the newly selected national capital of Okmulgee to accommodate the meetings of the legislative branch, House of Kings and House of Warriors, of ...

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Spring Heritage Celebration Day Salutes Native Presence

By Susan Shannon

The sounds of Native American flute music wafted over the South Oval at the University of Oklahoma last week as the Spring Heritage Celebration Day opening ceremonies began. It’s also the 100th anniversary of the OU Spring Contest Powwow, making it the oldest university powwow in the nation.

Native students gather at the south end of the Oval in front of Dale Hall awaiting the sound of the drum to begin their march up to the tipi erected at ...

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