Muscogee Nation welcomes boundaries decision


Last updated 10/5/2017 at 1:46pm

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Muscogee Nation Chief James Floyd says a recent federal court decision favoring Muscogee land claims is a victory for all of Indian Country.

TULSA, OK-The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma.

By a unanimous vote, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said Congress never "disestablished" the reservation even though portions were parceled out during the allotment era. In a statement to The Tulsa World, Chief James Floyd called the 126-page decision a "complete and unqualified victory."

"Today's unanimous decision is a complete and unqualified victory for not only the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, but all of Indian Country," Floyd said in the st...

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