Likepvs cē / Welcome! The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is one of the largest federally recognized tribes in the so-called United States, with a population of 87,344 enrolled citizens as of April 2019. This website is dedicated to Mvskoke cultural and ecological traditions in Indian Territory (eastern Oklahoma), in the original homelands of Mvskokvlke (Alabama and Georgia, thereabouts), … Continue reading Likepvs cē
I have a limited supply of my book Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era, originally published in 2003 by Palgrave Macmillan / St. Martin's Press. This "narrative map" of the Indian Ecumenical Conference tells the story of an important intertribal movement among native people throughout Canada and the U.S. … Continue reading Free to a Good Home
POME Magazine, Winter 2020 ⇒ The long growing season in Mvskoke country finally comes to an end with first frost, when surface temperatures drop low enough to transform water vapor into ice. Various factors affect the formation of these spiny ice crystals, producing different types of frost. Each plant, in turn, responds to the onset of freezing conditions according … Continue reading A Month Named Glistening
POME Magazine, Fall 2019 ⇒ Ten years ago, during a brief sabbatical from university life, I visited Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. I had been there twice before, in the mid-1960s, when my family camped our way across the northern plains to escape the southern plains’ summer heat. Home movies shot on 8mm film preserved … Continue reading A Second Mvskoke Removal?
POME Magazine, Summer 2019 ⇒ Every human society has ways of marking and tracking the passage of time. If you’re a citizen, resident, or employee of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, then you’ve probably seen one of the colorful wall calendars featuring Mvskoke names for the months along with other important information. Recent editions have been … Continue reading Living on Mvskoke Time