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Ernest Edwin Evans, CMDR MP (1908 - 1944)

Ernest Edwin Evans (August 13, 1908 – October 25, 1944) was an officer of the United States Navy who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in W...

5/14/2011

S. Alice Callahan (1868 - 1894)

Sophia Alice Callahan, considered the first American Indian woman novelist, was the daughter of Samuel Benton and Sarah Elizabeth Thornberg Callahan. Her father, one-eighth Muscogee, was prominent in C...

3/25/2011

Will Sampson, Jr. (1933 - 1987)

"Sonny"

Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987) was an American actor and artist. Sampson, a Native American Muscogee (Creek), was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Sampson's most notable roles were ...

3/23/2011

Jim Pepper (1941 - 1992)

Jim Pepper (1941–1992), Muscogee-Kaw jazz musician Beginning in the late 1960s, Pepper became a pioneer of fusion jazz. His band, The Free Spirits, (active between 1965 and 1968, with guitarist ...

3/23/2011

Opothleyahola (c.1798 - 1863)

Opothleyahola (ca. 1798–1863) fought against the US government during Seminole Wars and for the Union during the American Civil War

3/23/2011

Menawa, War Chief (1765 - 1836)

Menawa (ca. 1765–1836) was a principal leader of the Red Sticks during the Creek Wars Menawa, was born about 1765 at the village of Oakfuskee located on or near the Tallapoosa River, the site ...

3/23/2011

William Harjo LoneFight (b. 1966), author, president of Native American Services, languages and cultural activist Dr. William Harjo LoneFight, (born 1966), is President and CEO of American Native Ser...

3/23/2011

"Indian" Jack Jacobs (1919 - 1974)

""Indian" Jack Jacobs"

"Indian" Jack Jacobs (1919–1974), football player Find A Grave Memorial# 3013196 Born; August 7, 1919, Holdenville, Oklahoma Died; January 12, 1974, Greensboro, North Carolina Career...

3/23/2011

Joan Hill born 1930 also known as Che-se-quah (Muscogee-Cherokee) artist Joan Hill was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1930. Her family ancestry includes chiefs of both Creek and Cherokee Nations. She ...

3/23/2011

Joy Harjo (b. 1951), (Muscogee-Cherokee) Native American poet and jazz musician Joy Harjo (born Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 9, 1951) is an American poet, musician, and author of Native American Canadian anc...

3/23/2011

Chitto Harjo (1846 - 1911)

"Crazy Snake", "Wilson Jones", "Bill Jones", "Bill Snake", "Bill Harjo"

Chitto Harjo (1846–1911) (also known as Crazy Snake, Wilson Jones, Bill Jones, Bill Snake, and Bill Harjo) was a leader and orator among the traditionalists in the Muscogee Creek Nation in India...

3/23/2011

Ernest Childers was born Feb. 1, 1918, in Broken Arrow, Okla., and raised on a farm that was part of his father's original Creek tribal allotment. He was the third of five sons and the best shot, havin...

3/23/2011

Samuel Benton Callahan (January 26, 1833 – February 17, 1911) was a Confederate politician during the American Civil War. Samuel Callahan was born in Mobile, Alabama, as a member of the Cree...

3/23/2011

Acee Blue Eagle (1909 - 1958)

Acee Blue Eagle (1909–1959), Muscogee-Pawnee-Wichita artist, actor, author, and director of art at Bacone College Creek-Pawnee artist and teacher Acee Blue Eagle was born Alex McIntosh near ...

3/23/2011

Fred Beaver (1911 - 1980)

Fred Beaver (1911–1980), Muscogee-Seminole painter and muralist Fred Beaver was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma. His Muscogee name was Ekalanee, meaning "Brown Head."[2] He was the son of Willie Beave...

3/23/2011

Pleasant Porter 1899-1907 Rancher, businessman, and the Creek Nation's last elected principal chief, Pleasant Porter entered the world on September 26, 1840, in present Wagoner County. His parents ...

3/23/2011

Sparhecher 1895-1899 Chief Isparhecher (Creek) (aka: Is-pa-he-che/Spa-he-cha) was the son of Yar-de-ka Tush-tn-nug-ga and Ke-char-te. He became a farmer and stockman after the Creek Removal to IT. ...

3/23/2011

Edward Bullette 1885 Hotulkee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie County, was named for Edward Bullette, called Hotulkee Martha. Hotulkee refers to his membership in the Wind Clan.

3/23/2011

Legus Perryman 1887-1895 On September 6, 1887, Legus C. Perryman was elected Principal Chief of the Creek Nation, defeating his cousin, Chief Joseph M. Perryman who was a candidate for reelection. ...

3/23/2011

Joseph M. Perryman 1883-1887 Moses Perryman, a son of Benjamin Perryman was the father of Joseph Moses Perryman6 who was born at Choska in 1833. This son attended school at Coweta Mission until 185...

3/23/2011

Ward Coachman 1876-1879 Ward Coachman (Co-cha-my) was born at Wetumka, Alabama in 1823.5 His ancestry is traced back to Lacklan McGillivray, who was born at Dunmaglass, Scotland, and at the age of ...

3/23/2011

Locher Harjo 1875-1876 Locher Harjo, was born in the Creek country in the East sometime during the first quarter of the last century and came with his parents to the old Indian Territory with one o...

3/23/2011

Samuel Chocote 1867-1875 Samuel Checote, born in the Chattahoochee valley in Alabama in 1819, came with his parents to the old Indian Territory in 1829. He was a full blood Creek Indian, of the Low...

3/23/2011

Opothleyaholo (properly Hupuehelth Yahólo: from hupuewa 'child,' he'hle 'good', yohólo, 'whooper,' 'halloer,' an initiation title. G. W. Grayson). A Creek orator. He was speaker of the co...

3/23/2011

Great Mortar (Yayatustenuggee). A Creek chief; an ally of the French in the Seven Years war. When the English superintendent of Indian affairs called a council of the Creeks with the object of winning ...

3/23/2011

Fife, Chief (deceased)

Fife. An Upper Creek chief, called James or Jim Fife, who flourished in the early years of the 19th century, and whose importance arose chiefly from the aid he rendered Gen. Jackson in the latter s tig...

3/23/2011

Emistesigo. Known also as Gurister-sigo. An Upper Creek chief and noted warrior who came prominently into notice in the latter part of the 18th century. The British being in possession of Savannah, Ga....

3/23/2011

John Davis (deceased)

Davis, John. A full-blood Creek, born in the "Old Nation." In the War of 1812, when a boy, he was taken prisoner, and was reared by a white man. He emigrated from Alabama in 1829, and was educated at t...

3/23/2011

Chekilli (from achikilläs, making a short step backward. Gatschet). The principal chief of the Creek confederacy at the period of the settlement of the Georgia colony in 1733, having succeeded t...

3/3/2011

Brim, headman of Coweta MP (b. - 1733)

"Emperor Brim"

Emperor Brim (d. 1733) was a noted mico , or chief, of the Lower Creek town of Coweta, which was located along the border of present-day Alabama and Georgia, near Columbus, Georgia. Brim's date of bi...

3/3/2011

Coosaponakesee (Mary Musgrove) MP (c.1700 - c.1767)

"Mary Bosomworth", "Cousaponokeesa", "Consaponaheeso", "Mary Matthews"

Mary Musgrove Bosomworth (ca. 1700- ca. 1767), sometimes called the Empress of the Creek Nation , [fn1] played a vital role in the founding of Georgia in colonial America. The daughter of a Creek India...

3/2/2011

William / Lamochattee "Red Eagle" Weatherford, Chief MP (1765 - 1824)

"Lanchatte", "Red Eagle", "Red Eagle Weatherford"

Weatherford, William, c.1780–1824, Native American chief, b. present-day Alabama, also called Red Eagle. In the War of 1812 he led the Creek war party, stirred by Tecumseh, against the Americans...

2/16/2009

Alexander Lawrence Posey MP (1873 - 1908)

Alexander Posey (Eufaula, Oklahoma, 1873 - 27 May 1908) was an Amerindian Maskoki writer and politician. He was the son of a Scottish father and a Harjo mother. Posey worked at Indian Journal, where ...

12/23/2008

Carrie Marie Underwood is an American country singer and songwriter from Checotah, Oklahoma. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. She has since become a multi-platinum ...

8/19/2008

William Augustus Bowles (1763–1805), also known as Estajoca, was a Maryland-born English adventurer and organizer of Muscogee Creek attempts to create a state outside of Euro-American control....

8/1/2008

William McIntosh (ca. 1775–1825) led part of the pro-American Creek forces against the Red Sticks William McIntosh was a controversial chief of the Lower Creeks in early-nineteenth-century Geo...

11/2/2007

Alexander McGillivary, Principal Chief of the Upper Creek (Muscogee) MP (1750 - 1793)

"Hoboi-Hili-Miko (Good Child King)"

Alexander McGillivray (December 15, 1750 – February 17, 1793) was a leader of the Creek (Muscogee) Indians during and after the American Revolution who worked to establish a Creek national ident...

10/18/2007