Let's correct the record regarding the inaccuracies of what happened in 2006. The Poarch Band never apologized for lying about preserving the historic ceremonial ground or for digging up the undisturbed remains of the Muscogee ancestors. Instead, they asked the Muscogee Creek Nation and Hickory Ground Tribal Town to sanction their actions by participating in the relocation of the remains so they could build the casino on the burial grounds. The traditional Muscogee people refused. They insisted for the ancestors to be reinterred at the place where they were excavated and to preserve the burial and ceremonial ground. They are two sides to every story, but in this case it's so easy to pick one. At the end of the day this case is about greed versus everything that it means to be a Native person.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 20:26