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Homeland Returns: Ocmulgee to Okmulgee: Resilience of the Muscogee Nation

Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma
RaeLynn Butler
Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma

Ocmulgee to Okmulgee: Resilience of the Muscogee Nation, a presentation by personnel of the Historic & Cultural Preservation Department of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, with the following speakers:  


Turner W. Hunt, Archaeological Technician 

Emman Spain, NAGPRA Coordinator 

Gano Perez, Jr., GIS Cultural Specialist 

Robin Soweka, Jr., Cultural Resource Specialist 

LeeAnne Wendt, Tribal Archaeologist 

RaeLynn A. Butler, Historic and Cultural Preservation Manager 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

When: Sep 30, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Homeland Returns for cultural properties in Georgia for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, with RaeLynn Butler

Register in advance for this webinar:

Mission Statement of the Historic & Cultural Preservation Department:  

Consistent with the tribal goals of the Sovereign Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the primary purpose of the Historic And Cultural Preservation Department is to ensure the protection and preservation of valued historic and cultural resources for future generations. The Historic Preservation Office serves as the contact for statutory and regulatory compliance consultation regarding Federal Historic and Cultural Preservation Laws.  

The design and operation of the Historic And Cultural Preservation Department is to conduct documentation and preservation projects necessary for sustaining an integrated culture. The tribe is committed to its historic duties, not just within the jurisdictional geopolitical boundaries in Oklahoma but also within the Southeastern United States that comprise the traditional or aboriginal territory of the Mvskokvlke ( 

The agenda of the Homeland Returns research project at UGA engages the programs and people of sovereign Native nations, including many who were removed to Indian Territory/Oklahoma. It also seeks to counter the national removal narrative and to grow diversity at UGA through research that attracts Native American students, scholars, and artists. By encouraging active scholarly exchange between people and departments at UGA and the cultural and service programs of sovereign tribes, Homeland Returns will foster awareness among the students, faculty, and community of UGA. It will also introduce Native American students, scholars, artists, and tribal administrators from Oklahoma to the considerable resources of Georgia’s largest research-1 university. Set in southeastern “Indian” homelands, Georgia remains of vital  interest to Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs) and other cultural programs of today’s federally-recognized tribes, including the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma.  


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