June 14, 1866. | 14 Stats., 785. | Ratified July 19, 1866. | Proclaimed Aug. 11, 1866.
Between the United States, represented by Dennis N. Cooley, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Elija Sells, superintendent of Indian affairs for the southern superintendency, and Col. Ely S. Parker, special commissioner, and the Creek Nation of Indians, represented by Ok-tars-sars-harjo, or Sands; Cow-e-to-me-co and Che-chu-chee, delegates at large, and D. N. McIntosh and James Smith, special delegates of the Southern Creeks.
Emma Sango, enrolled as a Creek freedman as No. 4468, seeks by this action to recover her allotment conveyed by her June 24, 1904, to Perry McKay for a consideration of $ 1,800, and which was, by mesne conveyances, acquired by the defendant, William Willig.
The Creek nation began disenrolling freedmen tribal members in 1979.
Jeffrey D. Kennedy, Vice President of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band, said his people have been without tribal status since the Muscogee Creek Nation adopted a new tribal constitution in 1979 that disenrolled freedman descendants.
Eli Grayson, a Creek citizen, is fascinated with Creek history which led him to some unexpected information about the Creek Nation, and his own family tree.
Rhonda Grayson and Jeffery Kennedy filed a lawsuit complaint July 20, 2018 naming Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Chief James Floyd of the Muscogee Creek Nation as defendants.
Creek Citizen discuss the treaty and complaints filed in court.