Creek Nation Official to Visit JSU
June 17, 2004 -- An official of the Creek
Nation will deliver an address on Tuesday, 22 June at Jacksonville State University.
Mrs. Joyce Bear, tribal historic preservation officer with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma, will
speak at 7 p.m. in Room 234 Martin Hall.
The public is invited to hear Mrs. Bear, whose topic will be “The Removal
of the Creek (Muscogee) People of Alabama.”
Mrs. Bear manages the Culture and Historic Preservation Office for the
Creek Nation in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and acts as consultant to libraries and
museums. She also conducts tribal research and is actively involved in the
Muscogee Nation Library and Archives. She serves as the tribal representative
and consultant with state and federal agencies on national historic preservation
matters, as well as issues involved in the Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act. She holds a master’s degree from Northeastern State University
in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
“We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Bear visit our campus, and anyone
interested in Native American history is encouraged to attend,” said Gail King
of the JSU Archaeological Resource Laboratory, sponsor of the event. Mrs. Bear
will be accompanied by Native American college students from Oklahoma. While
here they will visit an archaeological excavation that JSU is conducting near
Alexandria, where the Battle of Tallussahatchee took place in November of 1813.
For additional information call Gail King at 782-8207.
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