Hickory Ground

Wayland Gray Not Guilty
Gale Courey Toensing
A two-year legal fight over a Muscogee (Creek) Nation man’s access to his people’s ancient sacred ceremonial land ended recently in a small state courtroom in Wetumpka, Alabama...
Wayland and SeAnna Gray
Gale Courey Toensing
It took a 12-person jury in Wetumpka, Alabama, less than 45 minutes to decide that Wayland Gray, a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen, was wrongly convicted of disorderly conduct and ...
Gale Courey Toensing
Sacred site activist Wayland Gray will travel to Wetumpka, Alabama, next week when a jury will hear his appeal of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor criminal trespassing conviction...
Gale Courey Toensing
“The funny thing is we won’t discuss [Hickory Ground] among ourselves as tribal nations and leaders but we’ll go to court and discuss it in front of strangers.” — Dennis Welch, Col...
Richard Pombo

On December 17, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians celebrated the grand re-opening of its Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka, Alabama. Normally, I would share the excitement of the Poarch over their new facility. As the former Chairman of the Resources Committee in the U.S....

George Tiger
The following is a statement by Muscogee Principal Chief George Tiger: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation wishes to thank all who observed December 17, 2013 as a Day of Mourning for our H...
Gale Courey Toensing
Sacred site advocate Wayland Gray was convicted by an Alabama court of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor criminal trespassing for trying to pray at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s s...
Gale Courey Toensing
When a Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen faces trespassing and disorderly conduct charges in an Alabama court this week for trying to pray at the sacred Hickory Ground ceremonial sit...
Gale Courey Toensing
Trespassing charges have been dropped against three sacred land activists who tried to pray at the Hickory Ground ceremonial site in Wetumpka, Alabama last winter where the Poarch ...
Gale Courey Toensing
When Wayland Gray and three other sacred land activists show up for a court hearing in Wetumpka, Alabama, on June 18, they won’t be alone...